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President Darren Hueging 204-383-5162
Vice President Mike Hoas 204-782-4309
Treasurer/Secretary Edith MacMillan 204-375-6691
Branch Rep Jason Porteus 204-642-2183
Director Corey Park 204-461-1631
Director Andy Platt 204-664-5231
Director Claudia Hueging 204-383-5225

Schedule of Events

 

 

Interlake Holstein Dairy Club

 

2016 – 2017 Year in Review

 

 

 

Annual Seminar – Thursday, January 26 at Teulon Rockwood Centennial Centre. Approximately 110 producers and exhibitors attended. Kevin Kirkwood joined Backswath Management Inc. as Consultant Associate in the Fall of 2013. He specializes in Human Resources, succession planning and overall farm management consulting. His presentation was focused on how to find the right employees for your farm and keep them, touching on topics such as labour laws and foreign workers. A forage seed and Holstein semen auction was also held to raise money for the club. Lunch was served by Dannys Whole Hog Barbeque compliments of our sponsors.

 

 

 

Annual Meeting – Thursday, February 16 at Arrowquip in Woodlands: Thirty people enjoyed coffee and donuts followed by a speech from Phillip Firth from Arrowquip. He welcomed everyone and gave us a little background information on the company. Claudia thanked him for the use of their meeting room. kitchen and for the tour. Lunch was then served by the Lake Francis Community Hall ladies followed by a tour of their faciiity.

 

Classification Clinic – Thursday, March 9 at Sigurdson Dairies. 30 producers attended this event. A tour of Sigurdson Dairies began the day. Then we began the classification clinic. The classifier will covered the animal care component of Pro Action and how Holstein Canada will be handling this. A representative from DFM was present to answer any other questions about Pro Action. Lunch, compliments of our sponsors, was served.

 

Annual Club Tour – Thursday, March 30. The tour began at the Kendal Roehle (Kelroe) farm in West St. Paul from 10:30 to 11:30 with coffee and donuts provided. Then we travelled to Andre and David Bannisters (Bannister Dairy) at Lockport where we had lunch and a tour of their facility. The tour finished at the farm of Bill and Tanya Van Dorpe (Lomas Holsteins) at Stonewall. 

 

Annual Dairy Cattle Selection Clinic – Thursday, April 13 at Georgison Farms at Stony Mountain. Approx. thirty-five people came out to improve their ability and skills to select quality dairy cattle and to network with other producers. Two classes of heifers and two classes of milking cows, with 4 animals in each class, were judged. An official judge was present to provide information and guidance. Lunch was also served.

 

Awards Banquet – Friday, April 21 at Balmoral Hall. 80 people enjoyed dinner served by Blue Skies Catering from Teulon. Tibert Le Voyageur (Rob Malo) entertained both young and old with his mix of storytelling, songs and traditional music. Our Voyageur also had a selection of tanned hides and stuffed animals for everyone to touch and see. The production awards for our club and the silent auction draws were held after the entertainment.

 

Annual Summer Picnic – Thursday, July 27 at the home of Scott & Debra Gilson in Narcisse. Dannys Whole Hog Barbeque catered the meal of pulled pork, smokies, hamburgers, baked potatoes and caesar salad. Horse drawn wagon rides and our usual bouncer slide were on hand. 75 people enjoyed the evening and hospitality of Sprucemere Dairy.

 

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