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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

Dennis Edlund: 916-207-4796

Southern CA

James Macedo: 559-623-2734

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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

California Showcase Sale
will be held in conjunction with the State Show, on Wednesday evening.
Featuring 60 head of calves and heifers from outstandind pedigrees, many are show-aged,
and all eligible to show on Friday! (click ad below for larger version)
Full catalog now available online HERE

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The 2014 State Holstein Show is right around the corner!
Join us in celebrating this 50th Anniversary Show at the Turlock Fairgrounds on April 24th & 25th

State Holstein Show ENTRY FORM
Jersey Show ENTRY FORM
** Entries are due April 4th

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this historic show, please follow THIS LINK
for more information about opportunities

The Merced County Black & White Show will be held April 19th at the Merced Fairgrounds.
Entries are due by April 14th
show information
Futurity Entry Form and Rules

Redwood Empire Club
will be hosting it's spring club show on April 19th at the
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma.
Friday evening, there will be a social, dinnner and semen auction starting at 6:00 pm.
The show will be held on Saturday, starting at 10:30 am with showmanship.
This show is open to all breeds, registered and grade.
Contact Jessica Silacci with any questions, at 707-338-5950.
Entries are due April 11

 The 3rd Annual Western Classic Junior Dairy Show was a great success! Congratulations to all involved.  The show was held March  1st & 2nd at the Kings County Fair Grounds in Hanford.
Judge: Tim Baumgartner, Oakdale, CA

Show Summary:
104 Registered Holsteins, 52 Grade Holsteins, 40 Registered AOB, 33 Grade AOBTotal Animals Shown: 229132 Exhibitors   116 participants in Showmanship 

Registered Holsteins
Junior Champion
 1st Place Winter Yearling – Giltex Atwood Alexis-ET    Exhibited by Brandon Almeida, Hilmar
Reserve Junior Champion
 2nd Place Winter Yearling – Hez Heztry Mira    Exhibited by David Edwards, Hilmar
Senior & Grand Champion
 1st Place 4 Yr Old – Ilander Bxter Alice 315-ET   Exhibited by Tony Garcia, Modesto
Reserve Senior & Grand Champion
1st Place 5 Yr Old- REW Final Cut Bey 16222-et Exhibited by Garrison Fernandes, Tulare                   

 Grade Holsteins
Junior Champion: 1st Place Spring Yearling - Exhibited by Brad Hudson, Bakersfield
Reserve Junior Champion: 1st Place Winter Yearling - Exhibited by Anna Andrews, Bakersfield
Senior & Grand Champion: 1st Place 5 Year Old Cow - Exhibited by Marissa Soares, Hilmar
Reserve Grand Champion: 1st Place Junior 3 Year Old Cow - Exhibited by Tony Garcia, Modesto

Novice Division (13 Participants)
1st Place: Frankie Fernandes, Tulare 2nd Place: Hartley Silva, Modesto 3rd Place: Alexis Diniz, Bakersfield
Junior Division (26 Participants)
1st Place: Kassidy Sheldon, Hanford 2nd Place: Tyler Dunn, Hanford 3rd Place: Max Van Beek, Tulare
Intermediate Division (41 Participants)
1st Place: Hayden Costa, Hanford 2nd Place: Macey Brock Pearson, Hanford 3rd Place: Luke Van Dyk, Tulare
Senior Division (20 Participants)
1st Place: Courtney Faria, Tulare 2nd Place: Randy Edwards, Hilmar 3rd Place: Hannah Van Dyk, Tulare

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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!
Please visit our Publications page

Exciting Junior results from the National Holstein Convention!
Please visit our Juniors page

1st Annual CHA Golf Tournament
was held Friday, June 28th at the Tulare Golf Course
Thank you to all of our sponsors (click thumbnail below), and participants who braved the scorching heat!
Congratulations to these top golfers~
1st place team: from Kirby Manufacturing- Steve Freitas, Tony Moore, Fernando Mattos, Manuel Alves
2nd place team:
Allison Kasbergen, Laurie Alexander, Emma VanBeek, Alison DeGroot
3rd place team:
Mike Parreira, Rodney Paulo, Jamie Bledsoe, Chris Parreira

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2013 State Holstein Show and Red & White Show
results on the Sales & Show page!
Coverage of placings and showring pictures also on the HolsteinWorld blog here

Sincere thank you to all of the sponsors whose generosity and support helped to make this year's show a huge success!

Merced County Black & White Show and Redwood Empire Club Spring Show
results on the Sales & Show page!

is an organization that matches international trainees with host families in a wide variety of agricultural operations. They currently have a large demand from young people ages 18-30 who would like to come and work on Holstein dairies specifically in California.
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