Who We Are and What We Do

Since 1913, Pennsylvania Holstein Association has focused on three areas:

  • Promote Holstein cattle.
  • Conduct breed promotion and education programs for adults and youth, 
  • Provide opportunities for members to market their products.

Pennsylvania Holstein Association serves its members in six areas.

Youth: PHA offers 20+ educational activities and contests for Holstein youth through 21 years of age. Here’s a sample:
Distinguished Junior Member Contest
Dairy Bowl and Jeopardy Contests
Youth Scholarship Program
Junior Progressive Breeder Award
State Judging School
Junior All-Pennsylvania Contest
Milk, Fat and Protein Contest
Awards at District and State Shows
Public Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, and media relations Contests

Shows: over 5,000 Pennsylvania Registered Holsteins are exhibited each year. Pennsylvania Holstein Association sponsors and supports:
2 State Shows Spring & Fall
6 Regional Championship Shows
25 Local Recognized Shows
Pennsylvania All-American Show

Breed Promotion through Sales: we conduct consignment, dispersal, and convention sales:
Pennsylvania State Convention Sale

Nittany Lion Fall Classic Sale 

Delaware Valley University Green & Gold Sale

Milk & More Sale Series with Fisher’s Quality Dairy Sales

Know What You Buy Heifer Sale at the Association’s Farm 

Full Management of On-farm Herd Dispersals

Order buying for Domestic and International deals

Pennsylvania Holstein Profiles
Farmshine Newspaper

Education: There are 40 County Associations that sponsor activities and provide fellowship for membership at the local level.
Local Association Meetings
Tours-Local, State and National
Barn and Twilight Meetings
Promote Classification
Promote Production Testing (DHI and DHIR)
Merchandising and Advertising
State Convention Events
Hall of Fame Award

Pioneer Award
Distinguished Young Breeders Award
Distinguished Supporter Award

Support of Dairy Promotion Activities
Partnership with the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess & Promotion Services
Alliance with PA Dairymen’s Association

Alliance with Center for Dairy Excellence

Alliance with PDMP-Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania

County Association Cheese Sale

Our officers, left to right: Dr. Patricia Kitchen, Vice-President; Wayne Cessna, President; James Houser, Past President; Jeffrey Ansell, past Treasurer and Duane Stoltzfus, Treasurer