A local farm has been crowned master breeders at the annual general meeting for the Canadian Brown Swiss and Braunvieh Association on March 16 in Lindsay, Ont.
The Drummond family, owners of Clarendon-based Shady Lanes Swiss Farms, won the distinguished award for their cumulative breeding efforts.
Master breeders are recognized for having the best ratio for breeding cows that have the “complete package” of desirable traits: high production, sought after conformation and a high proficiency in reproduction, health and longevity.
The Drummonds won one of two master breeder awards given out by the Canadian Brown Swiss and Braunvieh Association this year.
This year was the first time that the Canadian Brown Swiss and Braunvieh Association has given out a master breeder award.
But this isn’t the first time the Drummonds have been recognized for their proficiency when it comes to breeding.
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