Holstein Canada

Farm Tours


Thursday, April 16, 2020
Check out Saskatchewan farms!

TOUR 1: ST genetics Northern Lights Tour

Catch the bus and head to the historic Fort Carlton Region for your first stop, Vanzessen Dairy Inc. Here you will see a beautiful new loose housing barn boasting an exceptional herd.

Next, travel south to Hyljon Holsteins. At this stop, you will encounter a large facility with 700 milking cows and state of the art tunnel-ventilated freestall barns. Hyljon Holsteins was also rewarded a Master Breeder Award in 2017.

Hop back on the bus and enjoy the entertainment from our guides as you make the journey towards Benbie Holsteins, a recently renovated sand bedded freestall barn. Venture around the farm to see the amazing animals that carry the Benbie Prefix and take a look at their new venture Sask Snow Beef.

After Benbie, your tour will take you to Evraz Place, site of Convention Heifer Show, tag sale and supper.

 

TOUR 2: ST genetics River’s Edge Tour

Catch the last bus out of town and head north to Sunnyside Dairy and Creamery. Here you will visit Saskatchewan’s only on-farm processor. Enjoy some milk on tap or fresh cheese curds while you look at a beautiful herd of cows.

From Sunnyside Creamery, you will travel down the road to Alley Holsteins, one of Saskatchewan’s most recent Master Breeder herds. Here you will see a recently built parallel parlour as well as a tunnel ventilated sand bedded free-stall barn.

From Alley, we will travel east to Elkrest Farms. Saskatchewan’s largest purebred dairy operation and Highest BCA Herd. Elkrest’s state of the art facility and excellent herd of cattle is guaranteed to wow. From Elkrest your tour will take you to Evraz Place, site of the Convention Heifer Show, tag sale and supper.

 

TOUR 3: ST genetics Prairie Wind Tour

If you’re into robots, this tour is for you! First, we will head north to Nienhuis Family Farm where we will see a free stall barn equipped with two Delaval robots and an exceptional herd of cows.

Next, we will travel to Kielstra Dairy, a recently built dairy facility featuring a tunnel ventilated sand bedded free stall barn with a state of the art parallel parlour.

Continuing on, we will head south to Vandenbrink Dairy Farms, a recently built state of the art cross-ventilated sand bedded free stall barn featuring 4 Delaval robots and other automated equipment.

After Vandenbrink’s, we’re off to Evraz Place, the site of the Convention Heifer Show, tag sale and supper!

 

Alternate Tour: Prarie Malt Tour

Sleep in a little bit then hop on the bus and head to the Black Fox Distillery, an outstanding distillery with an amazing story. Enjoy drink tasting and a farm tour while you learn the history of the Black Fox Distillery.

Head back to Saskatoon for a quick stop at the Western Development Museum where you will take a look at Saskatchewan’s rich heritage.

Next, hop on the bus and head to Moose Jaw. Take a step back in time and enter into The Tunnels of Moose Jaw where you will take a tour of the controversial tunnels and learn about this city’s interesting past.

After the tunnels, your tour will take you to Evraz Place, site of the Convention Heifer Show, Tag sale and supper