Holstein Association USA registered 373,056 animals in 2014, up 4% (12,875 head) from 2013. In the last 10 years, Holstein registrations have increased by 79,529 head, or 27%.
In addition to the animals registered, 248,688 Holsteins were officially identified through Holstein Association USA’s Basic ID program, a stepping stone to full registry status. This is an increase of 13% (29,183) over 2013. Over the last 10 years, Basic ID enrollments have increased 107% (128,804 animals).
In total, the Holstein Association USA officially identified 621,744 animals in 2014, an all-time record.
“Dairy producers continue to harvest the benefits from the copious amounts of high quality milk the Holstein cow easily produces. Whenever studies on income over feed costs are performed, the most important profitability factor is the total amount of milk, fat and protein produced,” said John Meyer, Holstein Association USA, Inc. chief executive officer.
In its 130th year, Holstein Association USA is the largest dairy breed organization in the world.