This year the Dundas Holstein Club is celebrating two special anniversaries. It is the 70th year for the club and the 60th Anniversary of the Dundas Holstein Show. The club was founded on March 26, 1929. The founding directors of which one Howard Biccum is still living formed the club to promote interest in the Holstein breed and to facilitate the buying and selling of Holstein cattle. The first show was held at South Mountain in August 1939. This was one of 13 shows organized that year across Ontario.
Chesterville Fair was the host to the Show on Aug. 27. The Grand Champion Cow of the 60th show was Seawayview Astre Speck owned by Signature Holsteins of Morrisburg. This is the second year for Speck to be Grand at the Dundas Show and she topped the four year old class this year. Speck was also awarded the honour of highest production cow winning her class for her composite BCA of 282.6. Reserve Grand Champion went to Sunnylodge Skychief Amy owned by Sunnylodge Farms, Chesterville. Amy was the winner of a very strong three year old class. Amy also received the award for the second highest production cow winning her class for her record of 266.3 BCA. Honourable Mention in the Grand Champion Cow parade was awarded to Holland Heights Milan Cactus, the winning two year old for Signature Holsteins.
Junior Champion honours went to the Junior Yearling Seawayview Rudolph Princess owned by Signature Holsteins and the 4-H entry of Todd Edwards. Reserve Champion Junior female was Hopeholm Ella, the senior yearling entry of Allan Merkley, Morewood. Honourable Mention Junior Champion was awarded to Guyview Aeroline Amy the entry of Guyview Farms and the 4-H calf of Adam Guy.
Premier Breeder of the 60th Show was Sunnylodge Farms with Charles Farlinger and Son runner up. Premier Exhibitor was Signature Holsteins with Sunnylodge in runner up position.
The show was judged by Gerald Hunter of Smith Falls. 70 animals were paraded for his evaluation by 25 exhibitors. Congratulations to exhibitors for bringing out their entries and making the Dundas Show one of the quality Holstein Shows in Eastern Ontario.