Johnston Magill Fraser

The name Jack Fraser is well and favourably known wherever Holstein-Friesian cattle are produced. From a very modest beginning in the 1920s, his Spring Farm herd was developed to the point where it has attained worldwide recognition. Since 1928, Jack Fraser had won more Premier breeder and Premier Exhibitor awards at the Canadian National Exhibition than any other breeder. During this same period, he produced many animals that exerted a profound influence on the Holstein breed, both in Canada and abroad.

Because of his many achievements as a breeder, Jack’s services as a judge were eagerly sought. Not only did he judge at most of the major shows in Canada, but he had the distinction of placing the awards at leading shows in the United States, England, Australia, Argentina and Mexico.

Although the breeding of better Holsteins was his main occupation, Jack found time to be active in public life, both locally and nationally. His first public office was that of president of the Peel County Junior Farmers’ Association in 1928. Later, he served as president of the Peel Holstein Breeders’ Association, the Brampton Fair Board, and the Peel Seed Growers’ Association.

Nationally, he received wide acclaim as president of the Canadian Holstein-Friesian Association (1948-49), president of the Canadian National Exhibition (1964-65), and as director of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Nominated By:
  • Canadian National Exhibition