Holstein Canada

Practical Learning Opportunities

European Young Breeders School (EYBS)

European Young Breeders School Students

The EYBS was created in 1999 for youth ages 13 to 25. Teams from across Europe gather in Battice, Belgium to participate in the annual event that aims to teach young breeders how to judge, prepare their animals for a show, and market their genetics.

It has become an annual opportunity for a Canadian team of six keen young leaders to participate in this great event as well. Each year, Team Canada is comprises of winners of provincial competitions and/or successful candidates determined through an interview process held within their region.

Congratulations to the 2017 EYBS Team!

Photo of EYBS Team 2017

From right to left: Lane Yuill (NS), Jonathan Pelletier (QC), Martin Rypma (BC), Vanessa Crowley (ON), Alana Mckinven (QC), Trent Jones (ON).

Past Delegates



2016 Team: Julie MacFarlane (QC), Katelyn Crest (AB), Cameron Stockdale (ON), Kathryn McCully (NB), Maxime Montplaisir (QC), Ava Doner (ON).



2015 Team: Andrée-Anne Pariseau Beloin (QC), Jennifer Charlton (ON), Megan Wynn (NS), Michael Flaman (SK), Mauranne Hébert (QC), Chris Steven (ON).



2014 Team: Sébastien Dalpée (QC), Emmanuel Brisson (QC), Ryan Crowley (ON), Kenny McRae (ON), Marie-Philippe Brisson (chaperone), Jaclyn Hunter (AB), Erica Jackson (NS).