Senator Cyril B. Sherwood

Senator Sherwood’s leadership has led to many agricultural initiative programs, both in his native New Brunswick and across Canada as well. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, was Minister of Agriculture from 1952 to 1960, and in 1979 was called to the Senate.

A noted dairy cattle breeder, Mr. Sherwood established the Superflow Holstein herd and pioneered the use of artificial insemination in New Brunswick. He was also a breeder of silver, platinum and blue foxes, with breeding stock being sold to many provinces.

Senator Sherwood was instrumental in organizing the New Brunswick Cream Producers’ Marketing Board and the New Brunswick Milk Producers’ Association. He piloted landmark legislation through the New Brunswick Legislature to establish the Royal Commission of enquiry into the New Brunswick dairy industry. This led to the formation of the New Brunswick Milk Marketing Board and has had a profound impact on the economy of the dairy industry and New Brunswick.

Mr. Sherwood authorized the merging of the Provincial Livestock Show and the Fredericton Exhibition to produce what is now one of the leading agricultural shows in eastern Canada.

Active in many organizations, Sen. Sherwood served as director of the Maritime Federation of Agriculture, Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Maritime Winter Fair, Dairy Farmers of Canada and, in 1957, served as president of the Holstein-Friesian Association of Canada.

Nominated By:
  • Holstein Canada
  • New Brunswick Milk Marketing Board