CANADA: Los Holsteinos

At the annual livestock convention in Toronto's Royal York Hotel last week, the big talk was about Holsteins. The Holstein-Friesian Association of Canada reported that in 1948, its best year yet, registered sales of purebred Holsteins reached a record total of 61,539 (there were all sorts of guesses on how many more sales went unregistered). Almost half of the animals had been exported, the largest number to the U.S., whose big demand for Holstein and other breeding stock has made Canada a leading exporter in the business. The rest went to 18 different countries, most of them in Latin...