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Several members of Holstein Association USA’s registry department celebrate a successful year, processing applications for over 362,000 Holsteins in 2012.

Several members of Holstein Association USA’s registry department celebrate a successful year, processing applications for over 362,000 Holsteins in 2012.

Holstein Association USA reports successful year-end numbers for 2012

Feb. 7, 2013 | 0 comments

2012 was another solid year for U.S. Registered Holsteins and program activity, with interest in Registered Holstein cattle continuing to grow, according to Holstein Association USA.

CEO John M. Meyer reported this information in his State of the Association address at regional member meetings this winter, "Registrations at the end of last year totaled 362,669, up 2,520 from 2011."

"Looking down memory lane, 10 years ago in 2002, we registered 315,488 Holsteins," said CEO Meyer. "Because of you and the world's most profitable cow, the U.S. Registered Holstein, registrations have increased 47,181 in the last 10 years."

Furthermore, the Association identified 204,474 Holsteins last year through the Basic ID program, which is a stepping stone to full registry status.

Animals identified with Basic ID are not eligible for Holstein USA recognitions or Official Holstein Pedigrees. Basic ID, combined with registrations, bring the total number of animals identified in 2012 to 567,143.

"These numbers are good examples of how the market share of Registered Holstein cattle continues to expand from coast to coast," Meyer added.

Participation in the Holstein COMPLETE program is also strong, with 281,359 cows enrolled in the program at the end of 2012, which is an increase of 10 percent over 2011 numbers.

Holstein COMPLETE is the Association's premier program, bundling registrations, classification, production records, pedigrees, and other services together for one annual fee.

"We classified 228,541 cows in our regular Classification program," reported Meyer. "Through the SET classification program, 88,586 animals were appraised, which is a 3 percent increase in the number of cows over 2011."

The number of genotyped animals continues to increase annually. In 2012, 26,796 genomic tests were performed, compared to 19,474 in 2011, an increase of 7,322.

"There is more genomic testing of Holstein cattle in the United States than there is of any breed of cattle anywhere in the world, helping to ensure the genetic superiority of U.S. Registered Holsteins," Meyer stated.

The increased interest in the Registered Holstein cow and her Association is evidenced by the fact that the Association welcomed 629 new adult members and 966 Junior members in 2012, which is a 3 percent increase in adults and 8 percent increase in Juniors.

For more information about Holstein Association USA or U.S. Registered Holsteins, visit www.holsteinusa.com.

A complete report on the Association's 2012 performance will be presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting, July 10-11, in Indianapolis, IN.

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