Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society elects new Executive Committee

At their recent meeting on July 22nd, 2016, the Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society elected a new Executive Committee to provide leadership and oversight for the Society as it serves the needs of Canadian Milking Shorthorn breeders and grows interest in the breed across the country.

New as President of the CMSS is Don Richardson of Richford Farms in St. Marys, Ontario. Along with his wife Karen and two children, Don has a mixed herd of Milking Shorthorns and Holsteins in northern Oxford County. The Richardsons purchased their first Milking Shorthorns in 2002, with Milking Shorthorns now comprising the majority of their herd.

Don takes over the President position from Dave Prinzen of Prinsville Dairy Farms in Bloomfield, Ontario, who concluded a three year term as CMSS President. The Board and membership thank Dave for his service to the Society and his commitment to the breed during his time as President. Dave will continue to serve on the Board of Directors and as Past-President on the Executive Committee. Dave and his family have a mixed herd of Milking Shorthorns, Holsteins, and Brown Swiss in Prince Edward County.

Assuming the position of Vice-President is John Eccles of Laralor Farms of Dromore, Ontario. John farms with his father Larry, his wife Julie, and his three children, milking a mixed herd of Milking Shorthorns and Holsteins in Grey County. John was acclaimed to a second three-year term on the CMSS Board.

Also serving as Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society Directors are:

- Diane Naylor (Lady Grove), Kleefeld, Manitoba
- Fred Barrett (Oceanbrae), Miscouche, Prince Edward Island
- Irene Vietinghoff (Lynmark), Norwood, Ontario
- Brenda Cupples (Northend), Errington, British Columbia

Canadian Milking Shorthorns are increasingly recognized for fertility, feed efficiency, longevity, calving ease, and overall producer satisfaction.

 


 
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