Holstein Genomic Predictions From Zoetis

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis and Holstein Association USA release a new list identifying top-ranking bulls for wellness traits available through CLARIFIDE® Plus from Zoetis. CLARIFIDE Plus is the first commercially available, U.S.-based genomic test that offers dairy producers the ability to directly predict disease risks in Holstein cattle. The bull lists will include official industry rankings for the Dairy Wellness Profit Index™ (DWP$™) …

Agribusiness, Breeding, Cattle, Dairy, Holstein Association, Reproduction, Zoetis

Holstein Registration Continues to Thrive

Lizzy Schultz

Their signature black and white markings make the Holstein one of the most easily recognizable breeds of dairy cattle, but it is the breed’s superior milk production traits and strong ability to thrive that has led the Holstein to become the most popular dairy breed in the world. Behind every great breed of livestock is a superb breed association, and …

Ag Group, Audio, Breeds, Dairy, Holstein Association, World Dairy Expo

Young Dairy Leaders Institute Accepting Apps

Jamie Johansen

Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) is seeking young adults, ages 22-45, to apply for the 10th YDLI class. A program of the Holstein Foundation with over 500 alumni, YDLI is a innovative leadership and communication skills development program. Applications are due August 1, 2016. Dairy producers working with all breeds of dairy cattle, and allied dairy industry members, are encouraged …

Ag Group, Dairy, Education, Holstein Association

Holstein Association Elects Leaders, Amends Bylaws

John Davis

The recent National Holstein Convention saw the election of new officers and some changes to the group’s bylaws. Gordie Cook of Massachusetts was elected president of the Holstein Association USA board of directors at the organization’s annual meeting, held June 25- 26 in St. Charles, Illinois, during the 130th National Holstein Convention. He replaced retiring President Glen E. Brown of …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Dairy Group, Holstein Association

Genomics Panel at National Holstein Convention

Jamie Johansen

A panel of speakers on Holstein genomics will highlight this year’s National Holstein Convention. The panel will take place at 1:45 p.m., Thursday, June 25, at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois and panelists will provide insights on practical and effective ways to benefit from genomics in herds. The topic of the panel is, “Holstein Genomics Today, Insight …

Ag Group, Dairy, Genetics, Holstein Association

Holstein Junior Enter to Win a Kindle Fire

Jamie Johansen

The rules for the 2015 Holstein Association USA Junior Acrostic Contest are now posted online. The contest challenges juniors to come with a creative acrostic for “Holstein,” using words that support its meaning. The contest is divided into three age divisions. Prizes will be awarded to the top three essays in each age division. One Grand Prize winner will receive …

Ag Group, contest, Dairy, Holstein Association, Youth

Holstein Association Launches Junior Essay Contest

John Davis

A group representing producers and owners of one of the most recognized dairy cattle breeds is giving young people the chance to win prizes writing essays about the dairy industry. The 2015 Holstein Association USA Online Junior Essay contest is divided into three age divisions, each with its own topic and page limits. Any National Junior Holstein member is eligible …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Holstein Association

Holstein Association USA Board Convenes

Jamie Johansen

The Holstein Association USA board of directors met June 24-25, 2014 in Dubuque, Iowa. President Glen Brown chaired the board meeting held during the 129th National Holstein Convention and Annual Meeting at the Grand River Center in downtown Dubuque. The board honored retiring Directors Jim Burdette of Pennsylvania and Boyd Schaufelberger of Illinois. Both were formally acknowledged for their contributions …

Ag Group, Dairy, Holstein Association

Young Breeder Panel on the Future of the Dairy Industry

Jamie Johansen

One of the highlights planned for the upcoming National Holstein Convention, June 24-28, 2014 in Dubuque, Iowa is a panel discussion with Holstein breeders, “The Future of the Dairy Industry from Young Holstein Breeders’ Perspectives.” This forum could serve as a catalyst for young people, and perhaps others of all ages, to get involved in the dairy industry. The panelists …

Ag Group, Dairy, Holstein Association

Young Dairy Leaders Institute Invites Applicants

Jamie Johansen

The Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) is inviting applicants for its ninth class. A program of the Holstein Foundation, YDLI is a renowned, innovative leadership and communication skills development program that has graduated hundreds of young adults. Dairy producers working with all breeds of dairy cattle and allied dairy industry members, ages 22 to 45, are encouraged to apply. Applications …

Ag Group, Dairy, Events, Holstein Association