Holstein America Returns Aug. 9 on RFD-TV

Nothing says summer quite like ice cream. A double-scoop of vanilla, chocolate or strawberry, the options for this favorite treat are endless. And it’s all made possible thanks to the nation’s dairy farmers and the Registered Holstein® cow. This summer, Holstein Association USA celebrates farm families from coast to coast during the second episode of Holstein America, 9 p.m. CDT, Thursday, Aug. 9 on RFD-TV. Mark the calendar or set the DVR to record this anticipated televi

Holstein CEO State of the Association Address

John Meyer, Executive Secretary of the Holstein Association USA presented his State of the Association address on July 2, 2018 at the Annual Meeting in Acme, Michigan. Click here for the full address on holsteinworld.com. #NationalConventions #HolsteinAssociationUSA

Day 3 of the National Holstein Convention

It was a day of tours, fun, food and fellowship in Michigan for those attending the National Holstein Convention in Traverse City, Michigan. Tours included a trip to Leelanau Peninsula & Catamaran Cruise or Leelanau Peninsula & Tall Ship Excursion, the Sleeping Bear Dunes Sightseeing & Activities Tour or Floating the Platte River and Experiencing Slipping Bear Dunes and the final option was touring four Michigan dairy farms. For photos and more about the day click here. #Nati

Moff Honored by Ohio Spring Dairy Expo

The Ohio Spring Dairy Expo honors someone every year for their contributions to the show and industry. SDE Committee members Sherry Smith and Lee Kohler presented this year's Award of Honor to Steve Moff. Moff volunteers his time both at the Spring Dairy Expo as the Holstein Superintendent and also at the Ohio State Fair each year. He is also a member of his local Canfield Fair Board and a National Holstein Director serving on several committees. He's actively involved in the

Holstein Association USA Launches Holstein Marketplace

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Holstein Association USA is offering an opportunity for breeders to advertise Registered Holsteins® for sale via a page on the Holstein Association USA website. The development of the Holstein Marketplace comes at a time when Registered Holstein breeders are looking for quality genetics to help maximize their profitability. The new Holstein Marketplace provides easy, affordable advertising to help Registered Holstein breeders optimize their investment. C

Holstein America: A Tribute to the Nation’s Dairy Producers

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — More often than not, a trip to the grocery store involves dairy products. Whether it’s milk, ice cream, yogurt or cheese, most Americans consume dairy products every single day. What is often taken for granted is the fact that an entire industry makes that purchase possible. It’s thanks to hundreds of thousands of dairy cattle and their caretakers who provide safe, quality products for consumers worldwide. Holstein Association USA paid tribute to the

Holstein World - The Next Chapter

: Holstein World - The Next Chapter COLUMBUS, OHIO – February 5, 2018 - The legacy that began in 1904 when the Holstein-Friesian World published its first magazine bringing Holstein breeders across the country together in one publication. Now 115 years later – a new chapter is beginning as the family owned company passes the torch of ownership to publishers, Purebred Publishing, publishers of purebred dairy cattle publications since 1999. Purebred Publishing CEO Doug Granitz

Holstein Association USA Judges Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Holstein Association USA 2018 Judges Conference, to be held on Thursday, April 26, in Madison, Wisconsin, in conjunction with the Midwest Spring National Holstein Show. The one-day conference will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested participants can register for the conference on the Holstein Association USA website with a credit card. The pre-registration fee is $50, which closes two weeks before the conference, on April 12. Late registra

Holstein America: All-new Television Series Broadcasts Feb. 8 on RFD-TV

It’s a convenience far too easy to take for granted. A quick run to the grocery store for a gallon of milk, package of cheese or quart of ice cream. Always available, always fresh. An entire industry makes that purchase possible — hundreds of thousands of dairy cattle and their caretakers who provide quality products for consumers worldwide. Holstein Association USA pays tribute to dairy farmers from coast to coast during the premiere episode of Holstein America,9 p.m.

Holstein Association USA Recognizes Top BAA Herds

Holstein Association USA has released the lists of the top Holstein Breed Age Average (BAA%) herds for 2017 classifications. The BAA value provides a way to compare the score of a herd average to the average of the breed, taking into account age of the animal and stage of lactation. Herds participating in the Classic or Standard options of the Holstein Classification program receive an overall BAA for the herd. Several lists have been created to recognize members of all he

AGA and HAUSA conduct first training workshop

The American Guernsey Association (AGA) and Holstein Association USA (HAUSA) held their first training workshop on December 21, 2017 at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Attendees enjoyed a brisk day on the farm with incredibly productive and collaborative discussion, not only in the classroom but cow-side. Representatives from AGA and HAUSA attended the session at Hoard's Dairyman Farm. Both associations were well represented with staff and volunteers.

Janssen Honored as 2018 Young Dairy Leaders Institute Distinguished Alumni Leader

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., December 22, 2017 – Nate Janssen, of Wheaton, Ill., has been named the 2018 Young Dairy Leaders Institute Distinguished Alumni Leader by the Holstein Foundation. The Holstein Foundation recognizes one Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) graduate annually who has made noteworthy contributions and applied skills gained during their YDLI experience for the advancement of the dairy industry. Nate was a graduate of YDLI Class 4. “Today, as director of farmer

Kitchen Receives National Judi Collinsworth Award

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., December 21, 2017 – Daniel Kitchen of Danville, Pa. is the recipient of the 2017 National Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Exhibitor Award from Holstein Association USA, Inc. This award recognizes youth for their outstanding Holstein project work and involvement with their cattle and dairy activities. Kitchen is the thirteenth Junior Holstein member to receive this honor, and receives a $500 scholarship. The Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Junior Exhibitor Mem

Progressive Breeders’ Registry Honors Top Registered Holstein® Herds

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., December 18, 2017 – Holstein Association USA is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 Progressive Breeders' RegistrySM. The Progressive Breeders' Registry (PBR), established in 1937, recognizes top Registered Holstein® homebred herds based on elite milk production and classification scores. The Association’s longest running award honors over 200 breeders annually. To qualify for the PBR award, a herd must be a member of both their national and sta

Official Judges Selected for the 2018 World Dairy Expo

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo® is pleased to announce the eight individuals who will serve as official judges during the 2018 World Dairy Expo Dairy Cattle Show, October 2 through 6. The judges – who span across the United States and Canada – are responsible for the evaluation and placing of more than 2,300 cattle at the annual event with the help of their associate judge. Nominated and selected by Expo’s dairy cattle exhibitors, the official judges for World Dairy Expo 20

American Guernsey Association & Holstein Association USA Partner For A Multi-Breed Classificati

Columbus, OH – December 3, 2017 - The American Guernsey Association (AGA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Holstein Association USA (HAUSA) to appraise Guernsey cattle throughout the United States. The new Multi-Breed Classification program will be conducted by HAUSA trained appraisers and coordinated with HAUSA staff and AGA staff jointly to provide a widespread opportunity for more Guernsey breeders to classify cows on a regular schedule. “The AGA is excited about

Holstein Association USA Board Meets in Illinois

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., November 17, 2017 – The Holstein Association USA, Inc. (HAUSA) board of directors held its fall meeting November 15-16 in Rosemont, Illinois. President Boyd Schaufelberger chaired the day-and-a-half session. The board approved the 2018 Management-by-Objective Business Plan and associated budget, as presented by management. The 2018 Business Plan forecasts growth in Holstein Association USA’s core products and services. Update on 2017 Business Plan