Holstein shows and judging programs across Canada provide the perfect venue for
young leaders interested in the marketing and promotion of the Holstein breed to
continue and learn through hands-on experience at various shows and events across
Canada. More than 300 shows are held each year with more than 200 youth shows held
to help young leaders learn how to properly prepare and fit animals prior to the
show; proper show ring techniques and practices; and good sportsmanship through
Holstein Canada is proud to sponsor the two largest dairy youth shows in Canada:
November 8-9, 2016 - Toronto, Ontario
The Classic held annually at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair brings 4-H youth
from across the country together in an atmosphere of spirited competition and sportsmanship.
First held in 1979, this celebration of youth has utilized an enourmous amount of
resources from all of the contributers to this special event. After thousands of
ribbons and prizes, tons of food and beverages and hundreds of hours of volunteer
work hours, the ultimate reward is the smiles of accomplishment that it brings to
the faces of the competing 4-H'ers.
August 24-27, 2016 - Brandon, Manitoba
The Western Canadian Classic (WCC) is hosted each year by one of the four western
provinces A total of 100 young adults and youth between the ages of 12-21 take
part in many activities. These activities are clipping, dairy science quiz, judging,
stall competition, showmanship and conformation classes. During the 5 day competition,
competitors also participate in fun activities planned for them in the evenings.
The purpose of this competition is to provide on opportunity for our youth to improve
their skills in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and public speaking. During
this event they have the opportunity to meet new people and to stimulate and maintain
interest in the agriculture industry.
June 26-28, 2017
The National Judging Conference, held every three years, now also includes a Young Leader Program. Following
a successful pilot year in 2014, going forward each province will select one young leader (19-30 years
old) to attend and participate in the conference. The provincial young leader representative will be
someone demonstrating interest in the judging program either through actual judging experiences or judging