Holstein Québec Picnic

For over 76 years, in July, members of the Association and their families gather for the traditional Holstein Québec Picnic. Since the event is hosted by a new region every year, it is the perfect opportunity to discover different herds.

The host club organizes various activities, in addition to the W.K. MacLeod (animal expertise) and Gladu (showman competition for youth) competitions, a wine and cheese and a roast dinner.

Be there!

Would your Club be interested in welcoming the big Holstein family in your region?
We are looking for a host farm for the 2025 Holstein Quebec Picnic.
The Holstein Team will be there with you throughout the planning to support you in organizing this event.
For more information, contact Angèle Hébert at 450 778-9636 ext. 224 or at hebert@holsteinquebec.com

The Saint-Hyacinthe Holstein Club invites you to join us on July 13th at Gilles Lapointe and Sons Farm (ANTIA) in Upton, Montérégie, owned by Christiane Lévesque, Yannick, and Francis Lapointe.

In a warm and welcoming atmosphere, dairy producers, partners, industry stakeholders, and the entire community are invited to participate in the various activities and admire the quality of the ANTIA herd.

For some time now, several committees have been formed, working diligently to ensure that this event is a success and a memorable experience for visitors. Please note that access to the site is free.

Schedule for the day:

10:00 Site opens
12:30 PM Presentation of the family and the herd
Presentation of dignitaries
1:30 PM Maclead Contest - an expertise competition in which a judge will explain what they look for and how they determine which cow is the most beautiful
2:30 PM Gladu Contest – a presentation competition where young people under 25 are invited to lead a heifer and showcase her
3:45 PM Passing of the basket to the host of the 2025 Holstein Québec Picnic
4:00 PM Olympiad
5:00 PM Start of the extended 5 to 7 where people can chat with various dairy producers from the Saint-Hyacinthe Holstein Club while enjoying cocktails and appetizers accompanied by live music.
10:00 PM Fireworks

In addition to the scheduled activities, several other activities will be available on-site, such as tours of Gilles Lapointe et fils Farm and the discovery of Quebec companies and products through numerous booths. Finally, a children's world will be created to entertain the youngest visitors (games, face painting, coloring, etc.). Many other activities will be added for the enjoyment of all visitors.

Visibility opportunities are available. Check out our offer (French only) and contact Angèle Hébert for more information!
Angèle Hébert | 450 778-9636 extension 224 | hebert@holsteinquebec.com