• May 2014

    Posted on May 14, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Welcome to spring finally.  Wet and cold has been the theme for this year.  No seed in the ground yet, still waiting for the earth to dry out and warm up. Classifier was here last week resulting in a new Excellent out of the Glace family.  Legacy Goldwyn Guidance Ex 90 (14537 kg milk 507 […]

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  • February 2014

    Posted on February 20, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    WOW what a winter. We have never had such consecutive cold in our entire dairy career. The cows preformed amazingly well even with freezing temperatures of -14 in the barn and icy alleys. Thank goodness for a few hours of above freezing most days. Many days of road closures and blizzard conditions will be remembered. […]

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  • December 2013

    Posted on December 10, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Last November Steve and I attended the International Dairy Symposium in Yokohama , Japan. Semex kindly arranged a dairy tour for us by Nosawa & Co Ltd, Toyoko. Ippei Tanaka picked us up at our hotel and toured us to Chiba area with Satoshi Kanasugi. Beautiful scenic coastal area with lots of sushi.  Steve tried […]

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  • October 2013

    Posted on October 18, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    This autumn season was one of change. We were excited to see Jordan move back to south western Ontario for a position as Deputy Clerk in a local municipality.  Welcome back. Perth County hosted the International Plowing match Sept 17-21.  Over 7,000 ice cream cones were scooped by volunteer dairy producers serving  100% Canadian Karwartha Lakes delicious ice cream. […]

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  • August 2013

    Posted on September 5, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Long time since the last post. Summer has flown by as usual but we just got the 3rd cut off and wheat combined last weekend.  Good timing since it rained today. The classifier comes in the next 2 weeks, so we are getting ready for that.  Cows to clip, etc… The most momentous event this […]

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  • May 2013

    Posted on May 11, 2013 by in Uncategorized

      Spring has sprung and wheat and alfalfa are planted but not the corn. Got the manure out on Thursday but it rained 1 inch on Friday. Welcomed the drenching though. Corn will grow fast once the weather finishes its little snowy outburst tomorrow.   The Holstein newsletter arrived with the following results on the […]

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  • March 2013

    Posted on March 6, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Our community is threatened by a large wind development. The Conestogo Wind Energy Project will see twenty six 2.85 MW industrial wind turbines (IWT) built, of which three will be right across the road from us. Our government has allowed Invenergy, a foreign company based in Chicago, to gain a foot hold in North Perth […]

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  • February 2013

    Posted on February 9, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    The classifier visited in January  resulting new two new Excellents: Legacy Final Cut Sandbox EX 91 and Legacy Goldwyn Dollar Sign EX 90.  We also had two new Very Goods: Legacy Jasper Gabe VG 87, out of the Gwen family. Gwen has seven VG’s and two Excellent daughters so far, and has just received her […]

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  • November 2012

    Posted on November 30, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    This month we had the opportunity to travel to South Africa for the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit in Cape Town.  Karen presented her Master’s thesis findings from Inner Mongolia relating to small landholders and their struggle to become involved in the dairy industry.  The socioeconomic challenges between large, vertically integrated dairy production units and […]

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  • October 2012

    Posted on October 21, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    It’s officially fall here at Legacy Holsteins.  With fall comes change, and that is certainly true for us this season. One of the biggest changes that we are excited to share is the re-launch of our website!   Jordan has been studying Web Development at British Columbia Institute of Technology and has completely redesigned the […]

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