An outstanding Guernsey breeder who is credited with being one of the greatest driving forces behind the development and improvement of the breed.
During the years that Jack Fraser was active in cattle breeding, the Fraserdale became recognized as the leading Guernsey herd in Canada. The improvement that took place in this herd proved to be both a challenge and an inspiration to others.
Perhaps Jack Fraser’s greatest contribution to agriculture stemmed from his ability to get men to work together for the common good. His contribution in this respect extended beyond national boundaries as evidenced by the fact that he, more than any other man, was responsible for establishing excellent relationships between Canadian and American Guernsey breeders. As a result of his effort, trade in this breed of cattle became a two-way proposition.
Although Jack Fraser shunned the limelight he held a number of public offices, including the Presidency of the Canadian Guernsey Breeders’ Association and a Directorate on the Canadian National Exhibition. His contributions to charitable organizations were many and generous.