The Stockdales

David and Cathy Stockdale

Steven and Kelsey

Cameron and Emily

Brett, Erin & Kaylee


Embrdale began in 1947 with the initials of Earl and Ferna May Stockdale, followed by their sons Brian and Robert to create the ‘Embr’ in Embrdale. Once Earl retired, Robert operated Embrdale farm with his wife Laura and sons David and Kirk. Today, David and his wife Cathy are the sole owners of Embrdale Farm, running the operation with their children Steven, Cameron, Brett and Rebecca. Kelsey, Emily and Erin have joined in the family operation being the wives/fiancées of their sons.

Embrdale is a 1999 and 2016 Master Breeder Herd that also won the 2010 Farm Family of the Year. They have sold cows locally, provincially, nationally and internationally as well as participated in shows that have resulted in high standing awards with their cattle.

Embrdale farm has had purebred Holsteins since it began, striving for high quality lifetime production cows and longevity coming from the strong cow families that originated at Embrdale. Over 50% of the herd today is related to four cows that were bred, born and raised at Embrdale and have continued to show their high quality genetics through their lineages. To learn more about our cow families and the cows that we are proud of today, please visit the ‘Cows’ page.