Robert M. Holtby

A humble servant of the Holstein-Friesian Association of Canada who dedicated his life to the promotion of his favourite breed.

Bob Holtby was a pioneer in the field of breed extension. His methods and techniques established a pattern, which has been copied but never exceeded. As one of the original Selective Registration Inspectors he developed a sound set of standards which, when applied, have contributed greatly to improvement in the type and quality of Canadian Holsteins.

He organized the first Black and White show in Canada and was the prime mover in extending shows of this type to all parts of the country.

For 15 years Bob Holtby managed the National Holstein Sale. By establishing and maintaining high standards for entry, he succeeded in attracting buyers for Canadian Holsteins from all parts of the world.

Nominated By:
  • Holstein-Friesian Association of Canada