Who We Are and What We Do

Since 1913, Pennsylvania Holstein Association has focused on two areas:
Furnishing service to owners of Holstein cattle.
Conducting a program of breed promotion and education, in addition to providing a means for members to market their products.

To insure quality of following through in that commitment, Pennsylvania Holstein Association serves its members in six areas.

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

2. Promotion: we have promotion displays at:
Pennsylvania Farm Show
Ag Progress Days
County Fairs

3. Publications
Pennsylvania Holstein Profiles
Farmshine Newspaper
Holstein World

4. Dairy Promotions
Dairy Princess Program
Mall Exhibits
Parades and Festivals
School Programs
Cheese Sale

5. Youth: PHA offers many activities and contests for Holstein youth through 21 years of age. Some of these are:
Distinguished Junior Member Contest
Dairy Bowl Contest
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 Contest

6. Education: There are 45 County Associations that sponsor activities and provide fellowship for the 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
Hall of Fame Award
Distinguished Young Breeders Award
Distinguished Supporter Award