Holstein Canada

Practical Learning Opportunities

Holstein Canada is pleased to offer different practical learning opportunities for passionate young leaders across Canada.

In the European Young Breeders School (EYBS) tab, you will learn more about this event that allows six youth to represent team Canada in Belgium in a showing and learning setting.

In the On-Farm Opportunities section, you will find a database of farms from across Canada who offer youth a chance to gain on-farm experience through an internship or work placement.

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).