Murray A. Davie

Murray Davie is recognized throughout North America as an outstanding breeder and promoter of registered Guernsey cattle. As a director and president of the Canadian Guernsey Breeders’ Association, he encouraged the inter-provincial exhibition of livestock as an educational program. His Del-Eden herd was the first to exhibit Guernseys in Calgary and Edmonton, and the first British Columbia Guernsey herd to show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

He was a strong supporter of artificial insemination. The quality of Del-Eden animals has long been recognized throughout Canada, the United States, and in England; and AI units in these countries have selected a number of young bulls for proving.

Winner of the Master Breeder recognition twice, his herd met the requirements of the Gold Star Breeder Award for the 13th consecutive year. He also developed 15 Gold Star dams.

Active in provincial and local affairs, Murray Davie was chairman of the Dairy Cattle Committee, and governor of the Pacific National Exhibition; secretary and president, Richmond Milk Producers’ Co-op; president of the Delta Agricultural Society; secretary, Delta Board of Trade, and was chairman of its agricultural committee.

He was an Honourary Life Member of the Canadian Guernsey Breeders’ Association.

Nominated By:
  • Canadian Guernsey Breeders’ Association