The newest member of the HolsteinWorld sales team, Megan Herberg, recently took a trip to Quebec to visit several well-known farms. Following is a “virtual tour” of one of her visits!
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Ferme Jacobs, June 1, 2011
In our Quebec travels, we visited Ferme Jacobs in Cap-Sante, where we found the true definition of family. The close-knit Jacobs family does an exceptional job breeding, developing and taking care of cow families.
Leo Jacobs immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1951 and started the farm which would grow into one of Canada’s most popular Holstein establishments.
Ferme Jacobs milk 140 cows and farms 1200 acres of land between two farms. Jean and Marian Jacobs and two of their four children, Yan and Ysabel, are actively involved in the operation. Ysabel’s husband Tyler Dorion recently purchased the neighboring farm to Jacbos and started milking there April 1st. with the help of Yan’s life partner, Veronic Premont. The other two children remain involved in the business, as Kevin is the herdsman at Gen Com Holsteins and Laurie is spending the summer working on a dairy in British Columbia.
Crasdale Dundee Liza has been an anchor of the Jacbos show string since being 2nd place summer yearling at the World Dairy Expo in 2008.
Proven longevity could be found up and down the aisle of the Jacobs barn. Pictured here on the right is a Comestar Outside who has had seven calves, one of her daughters is standing next to her, a 5 year old Jasper. With high demand for young cows, Jacobs have been capitalizing on the market, selling a lot of fresh cows. Their commitment to taking good care of their cows is proven by the numerous older cows still working hard in the Jacobs barn.
One of many fancy Goldwyns, Jacobs Goldwyn Joyce was nominated All-American milking yearling in 2009 and is a daughter of Valleyville Lheros Jenn, All-American and All-Canadian Sr. 3 in 2008.
Jacobs Goldwyn Britany
A VG-89 Goldwyn, who was nominated All-Quebec Jr. 2 in 2009. She is fresh again and will can be seen on the tanbark!
Jacobs Jasper Abella
3rd Jr. 2-year-old at Royal Winter Fair 2010
The lovely Goldwyns were numerous and here is a Jr. 2 show prospect from the Lexus Nike cow family.
Dundee has also worked well in the Jacobs herd. Here is Robrook Dundee Constance, a purchase from the 2009 Sale of Stars.
Fresh Cow/Young Heifer barn
What was once the only barn at the Jacobs farm has been remodeled to house heifers on one side and milk fresh cows and cows going dry on the other side.
And that’s the bottom line!
For more information on this great breed-leading herd, visit www.fermejacobs.com!Posted by