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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

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Your area Holstein USA reps:


Northern CA
Lacee Paulo: 559-212-1937


Southern CA

Katharine Correia: 559-303-5481


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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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Local Area Clubs:

Redwood Empire

President Tony Neles

Central Valley

President Justin Borges


President John Kisst


President James Davis


President Stephen Maddox, Jr.

South San Joaquin

President Matthew Evangelo


Important News

Gen-Ace Holsteins Milking Herd Dispersal
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to buy from a phenomenal herd!
1400 cows and select heifers sell at the dairy in Modesto on April 14
Catalog Online Here:

Catalog Now Available for the California Classic Sale:

2016 State Holstein Show and Red & White Show
This year's show will be held Thursday and Friday April 21-22 at the Turlock Fairgrounds.
please note that entries are due by April 11th

Show schedule and show rules, exhibitor entry
Animal entry form

2016 Spring Jersey Show
Entry form
Jersey Futurity entry form

please note that Jersey entries are due by April 8th

2016 State Holstein Convention
The convention was graciously hosted by the Stanislaus County Holstein Breeders Club
January 28-30 in Modesto. Thank you to all of the sponsors who helped make the event a success! (Click below for sign)

During the Annual Banquet, two prestigious awards were presented to members:
Doug Maddox Memorial Senior Breeder of the Year Award

Steve and Pat Maddox of Ruann & Maddox Dairies,
with Matilda Maddox and presenter Bill Genasci

A.J. Quist Memorial Young Breeder of the Year Award

Manuel Silveira, III with wife Nelia, children Xavier & Natalie, and presenter Marc Coleman

State Convention Sale
The sale was held on January 28th, inside the Modesto Convention Center.  This unique venue and fun atmosphere was part of an outstanding sale-
averaging $5775 on 59 lots including 6 picks, 5 embryo lots, and 48 live heifers.
 Thank you to all of the consignors, buyers, contenders, sales staff, volunteers and sponsors who helped to make the 2016 California Holstein Convention Sale a huge success. 
High Sellers included:
* Lot A - $18,500 - the 1st choice Doorman x Silvermaple Windham Camille VG 89, consigned by R-John Holsteins and purchased by Brandon & Brett Esau and Kevin Winters of NB and KS.

John & Lynn Cunningham, Dominic Balistreri, Christian Cunningham representing seller, Gilbert Teixeira and Chuck Cozzitorto Sales Staff, Clayton Artnz & Carly Olufs also representing seller, Kate & Robert Teixeira representing buyer. * Photo from Paula Olufs
* Lot 4- 15,200- the Archrival fall calf out of KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET EX-96.  The consignment from the Apple Partners was purchased by R-John Holsteins and Mike Hay of CA.

Robert & Kate Teixeira Sale Staff & representing seller, John, Christian, Lynn Cunningham, Carly Olufs, Dominic Balistreri and Clayton Arntz representing buyers, and Billy Marchy leadsman. * Photo from Paula Olufs
*Lot 15- $13,500- Stoic daughter +2617 GTPI of Seagull-Bay Alexa Three-ET. Consigned by A.J. Anderson, Seagull-Bay Dairy & M. Stanger and purchased by Genosource of Iowa.
* Lot 2- $10,500- June Atwood out of Monanfran Advt Charliz-Red VG-89. Purchased by Gianni Cozzitorto of CA from consignors Gil-Tex Holsteins, Virgil Kronberg & Ken Melvold.
* Lot 21- $10,500- September Corvette out of Will-Tattoo Windbrook Tia VG-86.  Purchased by Brooklyn Silva of CA, and consigned by Adam & Lacey Van Exel and Amy & Will Iager.
* Lot 39- $10,400- Sr 2 year old prospect Windbrook out of Roxy Family, consigned by Cranehill Genetics, and purchased by Vermehlia Genetics of CA.

For more sale pictures, please visit the HolsteinWorld blog Here

Welcome new Holstein USA rep for Northern CA!
Lacee Paulo of Hanford is the new Regional Sales Representative for Holstein USA in Northern CA and Nevada.  Lacee brings a wide range of business and dairy experience to the Association.  She is a graduate of Cal Poly and was previously a small business account manager at Mackey and Mackey Insurance Agency in Hanford, California, and a summer intern for World Wide Sires.
She is looking forward to getting out to all the dairies in her area and getting to know and assisting our members. You can contact Lacee at 559.212.1937.

World Dairy Expo 2015
Congratulations to these CA exhibitors on their success at this year's shows!
International Holstein Show
Spring Calf- 2nd place:
Weeksdale Doorman Envy- JM Valley, Conroy, Weeks, Hi Calibre, Frank & Diane Borba
Fall Calf- 1st Place:
Golden-Oaks Sid Charlise
- Hill, Connelly, Merwarth, Frank & Diane Borba
Summer Yearling- 2nd place:
Kennebec Windbrook Minneapolis- Eaton, Conroy, Garcia, JM Valley,Posada, Borba
Spring Yearling- 3rd place:
La Fraser GW Atwood Silver- Eaton, Frank & Diane Borba, Morasci, Lundy
Fall Yearling- 4th place:
Delcreek Neaky Sneaky- Frank & Dinae Borba
Senior 2 Year Old-
2nd place:
Silvermaple Windham Camille- Christian Cunningham
3rd place: Dinomi GChip May 9609- Giltex Holsteins & Nate Goldenburg
150,000 lb. Cow- 4th place:
Air-Osa Redbull 12417- Airosa Dairy

International Red & White Show
4 Year Old- 3rd place:
Meadow Green Abso Fanny-Red-Triple-T, T&L, Berry, Frank & Diane Borba, Frank & Carol Borba
4th place: Valleyriver Secure Ericka- Frank & Diane Borba

International Junior Holstein Show
1st place Senior 2 Year Old and Intermediate Champion
Silvermaple Windham Camille-ET- Christian Cunningham

All-West Select Sires wants you to be a part of celebrating 75 years!
Two fun contests are going on:
Calendar Photo contest- featuring All-West members, cows, and scenery;
and a Youth Essay Contest about the next 75 years of All-West.

Contest Info

Holstein USA currently has a position available in Caliornia and Nevada
More details HERE

2015 California Holstein News Annual magazine
Now online!

2015 CA State Fair
Congratulations to all of the exhibitors at the recent California State Fair held in Sacramento.  Eric Topp served as the judge for the show on July 21.

Grand Champion Open Show:   Air-Osa Redbull 12417, Airosa Dairy
Reserve Grand Champion Open Show:    Flying-H 5220, Avery Martin
Grand Champion Junior Show:    Flying-H 5220, Avery Martin
Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show:    K-Giltex Chinook Ivory, Brandon Almeida

Junior Champion Open Show:  Ms Exels Malone Rio-Red, Exels Holsteins
Reserve Junior Champion Open Show: Jacobs Brokaw Brite, Frank & Diane, Frank & Carol Borba
Junior Champion Junior Show:    Robin-Hood MPH R Eagle Eye, Heidi Omlin
Reserve Junior Champion Junior Show:    Costa-View Enforcer 56541, Ava Davis

2015 Western Spring National Show
Congratulations to these CA exhibitors on their success at the recent show,
held in Richmond, UT May 14-15!

Senior and Grand Champion. Best Bred & Owned, Best Udder
Ms Giltex Sanchez Liz (4 Year Old), Giltex Holsteins & Ken Melvold
Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion
Airosa Redbull 12417 (Aged Cow), Airosa Dairy
Intermediate Champion
Dinomi GChip May 9609 (Senior 2) Gilbert Teixeira & Nate Goldenburg

Intermediate & Grand Champion R&W Show
Canyon-Breeze R Dew (Senior3), Gilbert Teixeira and Frank & Diane Borba
Reserve Junior Champion R&W Show
Lake-Breeze Act Dee (Spring Yearling), Mandy Brazil

Senior & Grand Champion Junior Show

K-Giltex Chinook Ivory (4 Year Old), Brandon Almeida
Reserve Intermediate Champion Junior Show
Ms Deb Sid Diva (Junior 2), Brandon Almedia
Junior Champion Junior Show
Camphols Atwood Ladysqueen, (Fall Calf) Destinee Leonardo

More top placings:
1st Senior Best 3- Airosa Dairy
Junior 3 Year Old: 1st- Airosa Guthrie 16069, Airosa Dairy
Senior 3 Year Old: 1st- Airosa Guthrie 15494; 2nd- Airosa Monster 15455, both Airosa Dairy
Fall Yearling: 2nd- Mosnang Defiant Whirlwind, Teixeira, Esau, Winters
Summer Yearling: 4th- Morsan Goldsun Droinda 1771, Exels Holsteins;
5th- Ms Cranehill Destiny, Grace Wilbur
Red & White Fall Calf: 1st and Junior Champion R&W Junior Show-
Giltex Bonnie, Gianni Cozzitorto
R&W Junior 2: 2nd- Eskdale Burst Dusty, Ken Melvod & Howard Binder

2015 California State Holstein Show

Held at the Turlock Fairgrounds on April 23rd & 24th, with Mike Berry officiating. 
Congratulations to all of our exhibitors on a tremendous show! 
All pictures and placings provided by HolsteinWorld can be found on

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors who made our event possible!

Junior Champion Open Show:   Mosnang Defiant Whirlwind (Fall Yearling),
Gilbert Teixeira, Don Esau & Kevin Winters
Reserve Junior Champion:
Camphols Atwood Ladys Queen (Fall Calf) Destinee Leonardo

Junior Champion Junior Show Brock Jarrett Toledo Memorial Award:
Camphols Atwood Ladys Queen (Fall Calf) Destinee Leonardo
Reserve Junior Champion: Mel-Tina Attitude Zappy (Winter Yearling) Anthony Pacheco

Intermediate Champion:
Zehrview Atwood Dess (Sr. 3) Exels Holsteins & Dominic Agresti-Assali
Reserve Intermediate Champion: Claquato-RHCB Let It Sno-ET (Sr. 3)
Frank & Carol and Frank & Diane Borba

Intermediate Champion Junior Show :
Ms T&R Azevedo Rush Delight (Sr.3) Avery Martin
Reserve Intermediate Champion Junior Show:Corredale Alloy Evelyne (Jr.3) Destinee Leonardo

Senior and Grand Champion Open Show, Best Bred & Owned & Best Udder of Show:
Air-Osa Redbull 12417 (Aged Cow), Air-Osa Dairy
Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion Open Show:
Exels Sanchez Alice-ET (5 Yr Old) Exels Holsteins

Senior and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show:
Terrilinda Darren Hallie (4 Year Old) Tony Garcia, Jr.
Reserve Senior Champion Junior Show:
Nabholz Dundee Sally (125,000 lb) Christian Cunningham

Grand Champion Junior Show Cortney Borba Memorial Award
Ms T&R Azevedo Rush Delight (Sr.3) Avery Martin
Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show:
Terrilinda Darren Hallie (4 Year Old) Tony Garcia, Jr.

Premier Breeder and Exhibitor, 1st Best 3 Females: Airosa Dairy

41st Annual California Holstein Futurity

1st place: Air-Osa Guthrie 15494, Airosa Dairy
2nd Place: FDB Guthrie Donnetta, FDB Holsteins
3rd Place: Ruann Charity 10946-Red, Ruann Dairy

2015 California State Red & White Show

Junior Champion Red & White Show: Ms Exels Malone Rio-Red (Winter Calf) Exels Holsteins
Reserve Junior Champion Red & White Show: Lovhill Armani Red Rummy-Red
Frank & Diane Borba, Frank & Carol Borba

Intermediate Champion and Grand Champion:
Canyon-Breeze R Dew-Red (Sr. 3)
Gilbert Teixeira and Frank & Diane Borba
Reserve Intermediate and Reserve Grand Champion : Calori-D Ladd Lulu P-Red (Sr. 2) Frank & Carol Borba and Frank & Diane Borba and T&L Cattle

Senior Champion Red & White Show:

Inspiracres Dstry Happy-Red (4 Year Old) Frank & Diane Borba, Frank & Carol Borba
Reserve Senior Champion Red & White Show:
KHW Kite Advent Orchid- Red (Aged Cow) Exels Holsteins

Brock Jarrett Toledo Scholarship
Hanna Van Dyk, a Tulare Western High School graduating senior has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Brock Jarrett Toledo Scholarship.  Hannah is the daughter of Chris and Jolene Van Dyk from Tulare.  She will be attending Virgiania Polytechnic & State University with a major in Dairy Science.  As a member of 4-H for 5 years and Tulare Western FFA for 4 years, Hannah started her own dairy project with one dairy heifer and currently manages her own herd of 22 registered Holsteins. She has served as FFA Historian and Treasurer and participated on the Diary Cattle Show Team, Dairy Cattle Judging Team and the Creed, Public and Extemporaneous Speaking teams.  She played 4 years of Water Polo and maintained a 4.2 grade point average.  Outside of school Hannah is very active in the South San Joaquin Jr. Holstein Association.  She is serving as the 2015 President and has been a Dairy Knowledge Quiz Bowl, Dairy jeopardy and Public Speaking Team member on the state and national levels.
 She is currently representing the dairy industry as the District 9 Dairy Princess.
This scholarship was established by the Toledo family in memory of their son Brock who died in February 1996.  It is awarded annually to a graduating senior who shares Brock's enthusiasm for
 4-H, agriculture and the love of livestock and the dairy industry.

Welcome to our new Southern CA Holstein USA representative, Katharine Correia
Katharine is originally from Tulare, and has 7 years experience working for Agritech
prior to joining Holstein USA.  Katharine will be visiting herds in your area in the near future, and looks forward to meeting everyone.
She can be reached at:                 559-303-5481     

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