A breeder as well as an exhibitor
From the time he was 16 years old, Pierre Dubeau worked on the family farm with his father, Gérard, and his mother, Claire Grégoire. In 1990, he became the sole owner of the Dubeau farm, where management, work and perseverance are the guiding principles. In the early 1980s, the Dubeau family acquired a number of animals, in particular from the Granby and Deslacs herds. Two generations later, in 1989, Dubeau Starbuck Kashmir distinguished herself by winning Reserve Junior Champion, in Madison (Central National), as well as All-American and Reserve All-Canadian Senior Heifer Calf. In 1990, she was crowned Junior Champion at Expo Québec and in Trois-Rivières, before being sold to the United States.
Today, the herd has 28 milking cows, including 4 multiple EX, 2 EX, 20 VG and 1 GP, with an average production of 10 287 kg of milk, for BCAs of 218-239-233. One of the outstanding animals that contributed to this Master Breeder shield is Dubeau Starbuck Bahia, VG 2*. Her progeny is classified 100% GP or better, and her granddaughter Dubeau Astre Mendoza,classified VG at 2 years, won Reserve All-American Junior Three-Year-Old in 2001.
Stadacona Enhance Gladys,VG-86 1*, a cow acquired on the sound advice of Denis Leduc, also contributed significantly to this title, earning 23% of the points. She gave birth to three daughters, all classified VG. With an average yield of 18 877 kg of milk in each of her four lactations and two Superior Lactation awards, her granddaughter Dubeau Chief An Nasiriya, VG-87, exhibits the strengths of this family. She is one of the many cows the Dubeau farm has sold to Sylvain Lambert (Ferme Syma), a breeder who played an important part in the Dubeau family’s obtaining this shield.
Dubeau Counselor Omagoma,VG-86 2*, was at the head of another family that proved influential, thanks in particular to Dubeau Leduc Baquba, EX-93 3E, a cow that, at the age of 6, produced 12 427 kg of milk, with 4.1% fat and 3.3% protein.
Inspired by the herd’s results, Pierre discovered he had a passion for prize-winning show animals. In 2006, he purchased two promising heifers, namely, Blondin Lyster Beauty, EX-92 1*, Honourable Mention All-Canadian Junior Two-Year-Old in 2007, and Bonacceuil Camee Final Cut, VG-89, Honourable Mention All-Canadian Senior Yearling Heifer in 2009.
In the spring of that same year, drawing on the advice of Martin Roberge, Pierre purchased both Beldavid Jasper Jordanand Karran Jasper Dena. The cows won first and second, respectively, in the Fall Heifer Calf class in Madison, and Jordan won the title of Reserve Junior Champion as well. Jordan then went on to win the All-American and All-Canadian titles, while Dena was named Reserve All-American and Honourable Mention All-Canadian.
In 2008, Pierre won Honorable Mention All-American Junior Group with Dubeau Dundee Hezbollah andDubeau Goldwyn Svastika. The following year, Hezbollah, who had just been classified VG-89-2yr, won the Senior Two-Year-Old class in Madison as well as Intermediate Champion and then finished the season with the All-Canadian title. Hezbollah has obviously aged well, winning second Four-Year-Old in Madison, in 2011, as well as Reserve All-American. As for Svastika, VG-88-2yr, holder of a Superior Lactation and now owned by Ferme Sicy, she was named Senior Grand Champion at Expo Rive-Nord in 2011.
The year 2011 was an outstanding one thanks also to Dubeau Jasper December, VG-89-2yr, exhibited by Ferme Blondin. This two-year-old senior cow not only earned the title of Reserve Grand Champion in Maxville, but was also crowned Intermediate Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the QIHS, and nominated All-Canadian.
In his spare time, Pierre likes to follow international politics, where he gets the inspiration for his champions’ names. What’s most important to him, however, is spending quality time with his son Damian and his stepdaughter Daniella.