is a Family Farm focusing on the development of
genetics' - i.e.animals with the will to work and the type to
sustain high production year after year.
How it Started with the Cows:
started by Lloyd’s parents, Delmar & Mary Wicks, Grasshill has progressed from leasing its first cows (to establish which
genetics it wanted to base the herd on), to the breeding of 5
Canadian Champion Producers, 10 EX cows, and
exporting cattle to over 60 countries, among them top
show and production winners
in countries such as England, Ireland, and
and bull sales both domestically and abroad have augmented heifer &
milk sales, and early on led to our policy of limiting exposure in the
show ring in the interests of protecting the herd’s long-held CHAH
Farm Ltd: Holsteins & Saanens
10 Canadian Champion Producers
Master Breeder Holsteins
Live Animals & Semen Available for Export
A long-time breeder of purebred
Holsteins, we have now
added their caprine counterpart—
initial animals purchased have been carefully selected for production,
type and pedigree, to provide a strong genetic base on which to build.
One, for example, is the EX, *P, 2001 Grand Champion, Best Udder, Best
in Breed Saanen doe at the Canadian East National
Show. We've also bred at least 5 Canadian Champ milk producers
and several EX & VG bucks and does.
It is the 'balanced breeding approach' combination
of these high conformation and production traits that has resulted in a
deep pedigreed group of females and males
from which we are now able to export both
live animals, and frozen buck semen. Demand for new bloodlines has
been strong, and we look forward to exciting new possibilities
working with others within this industry, both in Canada, and abroad!