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Near Ingleside in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario

 
 
Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
1. Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario Marker
(English text on left, French text on right)
Inscription.
In 1881 Michael Cook, who operated a prosperous 200-acre farm here, imported the first Holstein Friesian cattle into Ontario. This was part of a movement among progressive farmers to find a breed of cattle that would produce enough milk for Ontario's growing dairy industry, especially cheese production. Initially Cook imported two bulls and ten cows. He continued to import Holstein cattle from the United States and The Netherlands, and distribute them throughout the province. The Holstein quickly established its reputation with Ontario farmers and, in 1886, the Dairymen's Association of Eastern Ontario recognized the Holstein as the leading milk-producing breed.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 57.919′ N, 75° 2.022′ W. Marker is near Ingleside, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry counties. Marker is on Morrison's Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located 1 mile south of Ontario Route 2 via Aultsville Road. Marker is in this post office area: Ingleside, Ontario K0C 1M0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loyalist American Regiments / Loyalists of the Indian Nations / Sir John Johnson (approx.
Wideview of Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
2. Wideview of Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario Marker
3.6 kilometers away); Battle of Crysler’s Farm 1813 (approx. 3.8 kilometers away); Battlefield of Crysler’s Farm (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Battle of Crysler’s Farm (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area (approx. 5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Aultsville Train Station and Locomotive 1008 (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); St. Lawrence River and Massena (approx. 6.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); Sir James Pliny Whitney (approx. 8.3 kilometers away).
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Holstein Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
3. Holstein Centennial Marker
1881-1981

Commemorating 100 years of Holstein breeding in Canada.
Michael P. Cook was the first importer of Holstein-Friesian cattle into Ontario in 1881.
First importation 2 bulls 10 cows to Aultsville, Ontario, Stormont county.
Cattle from this shipment founded the base of the Holstein breed today.
Holsteins the most popular dairy breed.
Michael P. Cook was the first President elected by the Holstein-Friesian Association of Canada.
Canadian membership 14,000 in 1981, 125,000 registrations in 1980.

Presented by
Ontario Branch of the Holstein-Friesian Association of
Canada and Stormont County Holstein Club
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 132 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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