The Iowa Holstein Association is a membership organization since 1886 and is now 516 members strong. Our purpose is to promote registered Holstein cattle and its breeders and owners within the state of Iowa.
The mission of the Iowa Holstein Association is to act concurrently with the National Association in the promotion and development of registered Holstein cattle. (Adopted by the Iowa Holstein Association Board of Directors, March 15, 2003)
By being a member of our organization you are provided with the opportunity of the following: recognition, shows, promotion, publication, adult and youth convention, scholarship, distinguished service award, master breeder award, outstanding young holstein breeder award and so much more!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
As the new president of the Iowa Holstein Association, I would like to thank Carl for his leadership and I will do my best to guide the Association for the next two years.
As most of you know, our State Sale added other breeds this year. I’m sure we will have a discussion on whether to continue this. If you have an opinion one way or the other, please let a board member or sale committee member know. Thanks to Henkeseen Holsteins for consigning our top two sellers this year.
We had another successful raffle. Congratulations to Landon Guese for winning the grand prize, and for selecting a heifer from Brian Harbaugh and Rob Krohlow. Many thanks to Carl Menson for running the raffle. Also thanks to the consignors, buyers, sponsors, and those who supported the sale and raffle.
Another exciting event is our State Show. It will be held at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in West Union on August 3rd and 4th. There is always good competition and fellowship. Thanks to District 1 and Paul Stempfle for organizing this event.
Be sure to attend our State Picnic on August 28th at Dan and Lynn Bolin’s New Day Dairy Farm in Clarksville. Check out their robotic barn and unique agritourism venture.
Dan Moon, President
MEET OUR PRINCESS
My name is Brooke Courtney and I am serving as your Iowa Holstein Princess. I am the 19-year old daughter of Scott and Amy Courtney from Ridgeway. My family and I had a herd dispersal back in 2017, however that did not stop me and my brothers from continuing on and being active within the industry. We currently have a small herd of about 30 head consisting of registered Holstein cattle. I recently finished my freshman year at Iowa State University where I am majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Public Relations.
Throughout years as a Junior Holstein member, I have been actively involved in 4-H, FFA, and the Winneshiek County Dairy Promoters. Being involved in all of these activities has provided me opportunities to represent Iowa at district, state, and national levels. I was fortunate enough to participate at the World Dairy Expo representing Iowa during the dairy judging contest in 2018.
I look forward to meeting all of you during my reign throughout the upcoming year. If you need me for anything, please feel free to reach out. My email is email@example.com and my phone number is 563-387-7636.