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 AJ Quist Memorial Young Breeder of the Year Award


This award is presented annually at the State Holstein Convention to a young CA breeder to recognize not only their accomplishments, but also their potential for a successful career in the Registered Holstein business.

Applications accepted throughout the year from members age 21-40.

AJ Quist Memorial Award APPLICATION

Read more abour past winners
2018, 2016, 2015, 2014
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Your area Holstein USA reps:

Northern CA
Lacee Paulo: 559-212-1937

 Southern CA

Katharine Correia: 559-303-5481

Click below for the latest updates from Holstein USA

US Holsteins- the Breed of Choice

High Scoring 2 Year Olds

New EX Cows

National Show Judges List and Judges Conferences information

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Richmond Black & White Days- Calf Contest
Juniors attending the Western Spring National Show in Richmond, UT:
Enter to win a Red December Avalanche calf from Pappy's Holsteins!!!
Contest is open to all youth in grades 6-12, but must be at the show to interview and be considered to win.
Read more about this great opportunity and contest details

State Holstein Show

All entries must be made online, follow this link
Due April 8th, late entries after that date will be $100

** Show schedule, info and rules HERE
** Junior Alternate Leadsperson Request Form HERE
** Holstein USA Showring Code of Ethics HERE

Spring Jersey Show entries must also be made online- at this link

Showmanship Contest
Peewee Showmanship will be held Wednesday evening at 5:30
All other age groups and Clipping will be Thursday evening at 5:30

Junior exhibitors- be sure you are familar with the PDCA Showmanship Guidelines and Showmanship Scorecard

We are currently seeking sponsorships to help make the State Shgow a successful event for all exhibitors and the association. 
Please consider supporting our membership in their pursuit of
the very best in Holstein genetics!

Informational letter & sponsorship opportunities

Central Valley Field Day
April 6 at the Turlock Fairgrounds
Open to all youth!
Hosted by the Merced County Holstein Club and Central Valley Jersey Club
Details & Registration Form
Sponsorship information

To the South San Joaquin Club for hosting an outstanding State Convention!

Congratulations to the recipients of two prestigious awards at our annual Senior Banquet

Doug Maddox Memorial Senior Breeder of the Year
Ken Melvold

A.J. Quist Memorial Young Breeder of the Year

Mike Santos

State Convention Sale
 Held February 14, and graciuosly hosted by VanderEyk Dairy in Pixley.
 The sale averaged $3,800 on 49 lots.

High Seller: Vanden-Berge Wetnjuicy-ET, a 10/18 Juicy daughter with genomics of +2847G +957NM +3.4DPR +1.17T. Her dam is a +2640 Jedi then three VG dams all with records over 30,000 lbs. She was consigned by Curtis Vanden Berge and purchased for $22,000 by ST Genetics.

2nd High was Lot 13- Calori-D Crs Kngryl May-ET, a 1/18 King Royal with genomics +2731G +846NM +3.5DPR +2.07T. She also sold with 10 #1 Enforce embryos. Her dam is a VG-87 3Y Yoder (+2578G) then S-S-I Supersire Miri 8679-ET (EX-90 DOM), Global Cow of the Year Finalist 2016 & 2017. Next 10 dams are all VG & EX from the Manat Mirage family. She was consigned by Calori-D Holsteins, CA, and purchased by Curtis Vanden Berge, CA, for $8300.

Annual Magazine always available online!

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