Ont. stockyard founder Earl Bauman, 89

Funeral services were held Monday in Elmira, Ont. for Holstein breeder Earl Bauman, who helped found what’s now the Ontario Livestock Exchange, and who died Friday at age 89.

According to his obituary, Bauman was a member of the Holstein Association of Canada for 61 years, received that association’s highest honour, the Master Breeder Shield and exported Holsteins to over 30 countries.

Bauman was credited in his obituary as one of the original founders of the Waterloo County Stockyards, which has since evolved into the Ontario Livestock Exchange and St. Jacobs Farmers Market.

Bauman’s family has asked for donations in lieu of flowers to be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society or International Teams Canada (Elmira).

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