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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

Holstein USA News:

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


Your area Holstein USA reps:

Northern CA
Alan Graves: 712-574-6120


Southern CA

* Currently seeking representative for this position.


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Local Area Clubs:

Redwood Empire

President Tony Neles

Central Valley

President Raymond Quaresma


President Gilbert Teixeira


President James Davis


President Stephen Maddox, Jr.

South San Joaquin

President Matthew Evangelo


Important News

Airosa Dairy Extravaganza Sale
Catalog now available online
Don't miss out on these exciting consignments!

pdf versions of catalog HERE

Upcoming Judging Clinic at MJC
A great opportunity for 4-H and FFA Dairy Cattle Judging teams to get some practice before the spring contests! Check out the informational flyer below:

2015 California State Holstein Convention
at the University Plaza Waterfornt Hotel in Stockton
Call 209-944-1140 for room reservations by JANUARY 11th
Registration Form
Liability Waiver for Ice Skating

 State Convention Sale
Flyer HERE
Catalog will be available online HERE

Can't attend the sale? Real-time bidding will be available through
Instructions HERE

Western Classic Junior Dairy Show
Show entry form
Judging contest entry form

Schedule of events:
Saturday, February 28
        7:30 am                 All paperwork for Saturday Show must be checked-in
        8:00 am                 Dairy Judging Contest (must register by 7:30 am)
        10:45 am               Group picture with all exhibitors in Show Ring
11:00 am                Dairy Showmanship followed by AOB Heifer Classes
New for 2015: AOB Cows will be shown on Sunday Afternoon, alternating with Holstein Cows
6:00 pm                Exhibitor BBQ
Sunday, March 1
        7:30 am         All paperwork for Sunday Show must be checked-in
        9:00 am         Holstein Heifer Classes
12:00pm  ALL Cow classes (Holstein & AOB alternating)

A.J. Quist Memorial Young Breeder of the Year Award
We are currently accepting applications for this year's award.
Presented annually at the State Convention Banquet, this honor recognizes an active young CA Holstein breeder with goals to impact the future of the Holstein industry.

World Dairy Expo 2014

Congratulations to CA exhibitors on their success at WDE!

Klussendorf Memorial Award
Gilbert Teixeira recieved this prestigious award- the highest recognition given to a dairy showperson in the United States- recognizing ability, sportsmanship, and character.

*photo by Ryan Ebert, Hoard's Dairyman

International Junior Holstein Show
Fall Calf

8. Eastwest LJ Destry McIntosh-ET; Alana McKinven, Amelie & Charlotte Borba
Senior 2 Year Old
7. Butlerview Gold Bailey; Christian Cunningham
Junior 3 Year Old
6-R-John Atwood Aspire; Christian Cunningham

International Red & White Show
Summer Yearl
1. Our-Favorite Rlner Truth-Red; Frank & Diane Borba, Frank & Carol Borba
Senior 2 Year Old
3. Canyon-Breeze R Dew-Red; Gil-Tex Holsteins, Frank & Diane Borba
2. Critter-Ridge Reba-Red; Frank & Diane Borba, Frank & Carol Borba
5. Pualo-Bro SP Shari-Red; Christian Cunningham

International Holstein Show
Winter Calf

10. MsAriannas Door Abbie; Borba, Borba & Durrer
Summer Yearling
2. Comestar Hodree Goldwyn-ET; Triple-T, Heath, Van Exel
Spring Yearling
2. Budjon Advn Awakening; Frank & Diane Borba, Budjon, Vail
9. Hez Goldchip Hillary; Amanda Kennedy, Frank & Diane Borba

Winter Yearling
2. Wabash Way Braxton Twinkle; Hill, Frank & Diane Borba, George Morasci
Junior 2 Year Old
10. Ladies-Run Katalina; Teixeira, Branco, Almeida, Binder
4 Year Old
8. BVK Atwood Arianna; Butler, Borba, Ponderosa

Thank you to our
Sponsors of the Wine & Cheese Social at World Dairy Expo
Gil-Tex Holsteins, Hilmar Cheese Company, Ruann Dairy

Welcome to our new Northern CA Holstein USA representative, Alan Graves
Alan grew up in Iowa on a registrered Holstein farm, and received his Bachelors Degree in Dairy Science from Iowa State. He has travelled North America fitting cattle, and brings experience from working for New Generation Genetics, Semex, and John Deere prior to joining Holstein USA.
 Alan will be visiting herds in your area in the near future, and looks forward to meeting everyone.
He can be reached at

Online version of the 2014 California Holstein News annual magazine!

Congratulations to the Juniors who represented CA
at the National Holstein Convention in various contests

National Champion Junior Dairy Bowl Team:
Macey Pearson, Hayden Costa, Hannah Mancebo, Siana Barrett
National Reserve Champion Senior Dairy Bowl Team:
Kiara Gilardi, Bailey Allen, Hannah Van Dyk, Frankie Gambonini
1st Place Junior Dairy Jeopardy- Hayley Fernandes
Jeopardy Contestants:
Jacob Fernandes, Clayton Arntz, Alex Gambonini, Ellorine Carle,
Colleen Allen, Rachel Mancebo, Luke Van Dyk

The California Holstein Association's
2nd Annual Golf Tournament
took place on Thursday, June 19th at Rancho Del Rey Golf Course in Atwater. 
Industry friends all enjoyed this fun event, thank you for your support!

Held at the Turlock Fairgrounds on April 24th & 25th, with Brian Carscadden officiating.  Congratulations to all of our exhibitors on a tremendous show! 
All pictures and placings provided by HolsteinWorld can be found on


Junior Champion Open Show: Budjon-JK Advt Awakening (Spring Yearling) Frank & Diane Borba, Frank & Carol Borba, Budjon & Vail
Reserve Junior Champion:
Dinomi G-Chip May 9609 (Winter Yearling) Vincent & Deena Migliazzo

Junior Champion Junior Show:
Dinomi G-Chip May 9609 (Winter Yearling)
Vincent & Deena Migliazzo
Reserve Junior Champion: Ernest-Anthony GS Tamera (Spring Yearling)
Randy, Jason, David Edwards

Intermediate Champion: R-John Sanchez Avril (Sr. 3) Exels Holsteins
Reserve Intermediate Champion: Oakfield Dempsey Rasta (Jr. 2) Rebekah Mast

Intermediate Champion Junior Show: Butlerview Gold Bailer (Sr.2) Christian Cunningham
Reserve Intermediate Champion Junior Show: Sildahl-Arjas Published (Sr.3) Bobby Marchy

Senior and Grand Champion Open Show, Best Bred & Owned & Best Udder of Show:
Mi-Sha Dundee Molly (Aged Cow), Air-Osa Dairy & Mike Hay
Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion Open Show: Fleury Goldwyn Catou (4 Year Old) Frank & Diane Borba, Frank & Carol Borba
Premier Breeder and Exhibitor, 1st Best 3 Females: Airosa Dairy

Senior and Grand Champion Junior Show: Ilander Baxter Alice (4 Year Old) Tony Garcia, Jr.
Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show: Gleneil Mr Samuelo Bo Doll (125,000 lb) Michael Davis

Premier Breeder Junior Show: Tony Garcia Jr., Samantha Gambonini, Alexandra Gambonini
Premier Exhibitor Junior Show: Destinee Leonardo

40th Annual California Holstein Futurity

1st place: Air-Osa Jeeves 14414, Airosa Dairy
2nd Place: Ruann Lassit Kingpin 1009, Ruann Dairy
3rd Place: Ms Giltex Sanchez Liz, Giltex Holsteins, Kronberg, Melvold

2014 California State Red & White Show

Junior Champion Red & White Show: Calori-D Ladd Lulu P-Red (Winter Yrlg) Calori-D Holsteins
Reserve Junior Champion Red & White Show: Our-Favorite Rlnr Truth-Red (Summer Yrlg)
Frank & Diane Borba, Frank & Carol Borba

Intermediate Champion: Scientific Pico Doll-Red (Sr. 2) Elise Regusci
Reserve Intermediate Champion : Paulo-Bro-Sp Deuc Sasha-Red (Sr. 3) Tyler Dunn

Senior and Grand Champion Red & White Show:
Paulo-Bro SP Shari-Red (5 Year Old) Christian Cunningham
Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion Red & White Show:
Miss RJ Tex Lydon Cassy-Red (4 Year Old) Jarrett Zonneveld

California Showcase Sale
was held in conjunction with the State Show, on Wednesday evening.
The sale was hosted by No-Limit Holsteins~ Leo & Chris Durrer and Frank & Diane Borba,
and Gil-Tex Holsteins.  68 Lots averaged $3550. High seller was the choice of 5 Atwood preganancies due in September from Ms Candy Apple-Red, the 2x Unanimous All-American.  This consignment of Frank & Diane Borba and Frank & Carol Borba was puchased by Farnear Holsteins.  2nd high seller was a March yearling Numero Uno from VG-87 2yr Altachairman daughter of Regancrest Belara.  She was consigned by Durrer Dairy and MB LuckyLady Farm, and purchased by Lorita Holsteins.

Redwood Empire Club
hosted it's spring club show and sale on April 19th at the
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma.

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Thank you to the Merced County Holstein Club for hosting a great 

2014 California State Holstein Convention!

At the annual Senior Banquet, two prestigious awards were presented to members.  Congratulations to the
2014 Doug Maddox Memorial Senior Breeder of the Year, Ron Pietersma of Legend Dairy Farms.

Aslo, congratulations to

A.J. Quist Memorial Young Breeder of the Year
recipient, Stephen Mast.


2014 State Convention Sale

Held January 24th at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 40 lots averaged $49,300.  High seller was a first choice Man-o-shan from Larcrest Cale VG-89 consigned by Larcrest Holsteins and purchased by Hilmar Holsteins for 16,000. The second high seller was a red Colt-45 from a red Larson from Ms Candy Apple Red EX-94 consigned by Frank and Carol Borba and Frank and Diane Borba and purchased by Vermelhia Genetics for 12,000. 
The Merced Holstein club would like to thank all the support of the consignors, buyers and all the people that helped to make the sale such an overwhelming success!!

2013 California Holstein News Annual magazine now available to view online!
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