Shorthorn Commercial Breeder Award 2022

Shorthorn Commercial Breeder Award 2021
September 19, 2022
Alberta Junior Shorthorn Association Scholarship Recipient
November 2, 2023

Shorthorn Commercial Breeder Award 2022

Each year the Alberta Shorthorn Association recognizes one commercial cattleman who promotes and uses Shorthorn genetics in their herd to receive the Commercial Breeder of the Year Award.  The 2022 recipients of this award is presented to L-U Ranch, The Holt Family. 

The Holt Family operate a 300 head cow/ calf operation near Irma, AB. Since the early 1990’s they have utilized Shorthorn bulls and heifer to breed their Simmental/Shorthorn based cow herd. The Shorthorn influence cross breeding make an ideal hybrid for the Holt Family, from which they retain replacement females which exemplify the maternal, low maintenance, easy fleshing traits that thrive in their environment. They also market Shorthorn influenced steers each fall and have enjoyed seeing Junior and 4-H members excel with calves from their program.

The Alberta Shorthorn Association and its members would like to extend their congratulations and gratitude to the Holt Family for their confidence in the Shorthorn breed. Please join us in Congratulating Joe and Leona Holt and Family, the 2022 Shorthorn Commercial Breeder of the year.