Holstein Canada

Farm Tours


Thursday, April 25
Discover diverse Holstein herds around the island
TOUR 1: STGenetics Tour

Breeders in the eastern part of the province look forward to hosting you on the Points East Tour. You will depart from Charlottetown and head east to Winterbay Holsteins, a Master Breeder herd, for your first stop. From there you will continue further east, passing through scenic St. Peters Bay and into Little Pond, home to Pondsedge Holsteins and their new, state-of-the-art facility.

After lunch, you will travel through a newly established Amish community and on to Mount Stewart, where you will find the high type and high producing Royalwater Herd. From there, you will make the return trip back to Charlottetown with a stop at Craggan Holsteins, a farm with a beautiful view of the Hillsborough River. After this last stop, the bus will bring you to the Eastlink Center, site of the Convention Sale and Supper, or back to your hotel.

TOUR 2: SexedULTRA Tour

Rolling hills and seascapes await you on the Green Hills Tour. Begin your morning with a scenic tour along Prince Edward Island’s stunning south shore, making your way to Master Breeder Herd Mactalla Holsteins, located in the beautiful Bonshaw Hills area. From there you will drive through the rolling hills of central PEI to Verhulst Farms, one of PEI’s top managed herds.

After lunch, a short drive will take you to the Rustico area, home to Crasdale Farms, where this Master Breeder herd is milked in a fully automated robotic facility. From Crasdale you will continue along the north shore to the popular Master Breeder Herd Goldenflo Holsteins. This farm, minutes outside of Charlottetown, boasts impressive classification and production results. After this last stop the bus will bring you to the Eastlink Center, site of the Convention Sale and Supper, or back to your hotel.

TOUR 3: Ecofeed Tour

With great farms and water views around every corner, the Red Sands Tour is sure to be a pleaser. Eastside Holsteins, one of Prince Edward Islands’ iconic Master Breeder Herds, will be your first stop. From Eastside you will travel west towards to Oyster Bed Bridge, home to one of PEI’s top managed herds, Red Oak Farms.

After lunch, you will travel along the striking North Shore to Kensington to the newly established Redview Farms. From Redview you will continue west to Tiny Acres Holsteins in the gorgeous Lot 16 region. Following your visit to this high-producing herd, you will head back to Charlottetown where the bus will bring you to the Eastlink Center, site of the Convention Sale and Supper, or back to your hotel.

Open Barns

For those who arrive early and are looking for something to do, we have organized for a few farms to open their doors and welcome you. With all of the farms only minutes from Charlottetown, you are sure to expect some warm PEI hospitality coupled with great farms and cow talk!