City of Woodstock, Ontario

Holstein Cow (Springbank Snow Countess)

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Designer: Ross Butler, Woodstock, ON

When Built: August 4, 1937

Dimensions:
Lifesize

Construction Materials:
Cement

Location:
Besides the Tourist Information Booth at 983 Dundas Street East

Reason for Building:

It was made to honour a record-setting milk producing Holstein Freisian cow. The Snow Countess was born on November 18, 1919 and died August 9, 1936. During her lifetime, she produced 9,062 pounds of butterfat, impressive at that time.

Additional Information:

It was erected by the Holstein Freisian Association of Canada on the farm of T. R. Dent, Springbank Farm, owner of the Snow Countess. The statue cost $4,000 at that time.

Information Sources: Faye Eltom of the City of Woodstock

Pictures Sources: Faye Eltom of the City of Woodstock

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Created By DMY on August 17, 2000
Last Updated: August 31, 2001