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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

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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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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

2016 CA Holstein News annual magazine available online HERE!

2016 California State Holstein Show

Held at the Turlock Fairgrounds on April 21st & 22nd, with Pierre Boulet officiating. 
Congratulations to all of our exhibitors on a tremendous show! 
Pictures and placings from each class can be found at

Junior Champion
Calori-D RS Armani Rylee, spring yearling, Stephen & Rebekah Mast
Reserve Junior Champion
Echo-Glen GD Macy, fall yearling, Brandon Almeida

Junior Champion Junior Show Brock Jarrett Toledo Memorial Award
Echo-Glen GD Macy, fall yearling, Brandon Almeida
Reserve Junior Champion
Ms Giltex Atwood Candi, summer yearling, Gianni Cozzitorto

Intermediate Champion

Golden Oaks Hero Crane, Jr 2, Frank & Carol Borba and Frank & Diane Borba
Reserve Intermediate Champion
 Enfuego Cont Rosabel-Red, Senior 3, Exels Holsteins

Intermediate Champion Junior Show
Ms Giltex Satchel-P Bam, Senior 2, Gabbie Gregario
Reserve Intermediate Champion Junior Show, and Best Bred & Owned: Gamlake Beau Shannon, Senior 2, Samantha Gambonini

Senior Champion Open Show
Coredale Alloy Everlynne, 4 Year Old, L&L Pires Dairy and Daniel Martin
Reserve Senior Champion Open Show
Ms Crescentmead Danie, Aged cow, Brandon Almeida

Senior Champion Junior Show:
Ms Crescentmead Danie, Aged cow, Brandon Almeida
Reserve Senior Champion Junior Show:
Airosa Major 1537, 4 Year Old, Cort James Rowley

Grand Champion Junior Show Cortney Borba Memorial Award
Ms Crescentmead Danie, Aged cow, Brandon Almeida
Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show
Ms Giltex Satchel-P Bam, Senior 2, Gabbie Gregario

Grand Champion Open Show
Golden Oaks Hero Crane, Frank & Carol Borba and Frank & Diane Borba
Reserve Grand Champion Open Show:
Coredale Alloy Everlynne, L&L Pires Dairy and Daniel Martin

Best Bred & Owned of Show: Air-Osa Redbull 12417 (Aged Cow), Air-Osa Dairy
1st Senior Best 3 Females: Airosa Dairy
Premier Breeder: Ruann Dairy
Premier Exhibitor:
Frank & Carol Borba and Frank & Diane Borba
Herdsmanship Award: 
Ruann Dairy

42nd Annual California Holstein Futurity

1st place: BBM Atwood Lizzie, Frank & Carol Borba and Frank & Diane Borba
2nd Place: Will-Tattoo Windbrook Tia, Exels Holsteins
3rd Place: Ruann Barnie Ama 20888-Red, Ruann Dairy

2016 California State Red & White Show

Junior Champion Red & White Show
Leemode Trak Rainey-Red, Spring yearling, Hartley Silva
Reserve Junior Champion Red & White Show
 Vermehlia Contina-Red, Fall calf, Cranehill Genetics

Intermediate Champion and Grand Champion

Enfuego Cont Rosabel-Red, Senior 3, Exels Holsteins
Reserve Intermediate Champion and Best Bred & Owned
Mel-Tina Action Lacy-Red, Junior 2, Robert Teixeira & Melvin Lee Medeiros

Senior Champion Red & White Show

Inspiracres Dstry Happy-Red,5 Year Old, F & D Borba, F & C Borba
Reserve Senior Champion Red & White Show
Bossir Absolute Fancy-Red, Jacob Locke

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

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

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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