About Us

The Wisconsin Holstein Association (WHA) is a membership organization with the purpose of promoting the Registered Holstein breed and its breeders and owners. WHA provides its members with the opportunity for statewide recognition and education through an adult and junior convention, district shows, a statewide championship show, top performer recognition, and young and distinguished breeder recognition.

Established in 1890, there are now over 3,500 Wisconsin Holstein Association members. The association is a voice for dairy producers in Wisconsin and offers a network across the United States.

We work with all facets of the dairy industry to promote, educate and develop programs that will help grow the dairy industry as a whole.

Wisconsin Holstein Association members are eligible for numerous awards that recognize outstanding Holstein breeders in the state as well as outstanding Wisconsin cows.

WHA recognizes young and distinguished breeders, top performing cows, and sponsors furthering young adult education activities.


We offer the ability to become a leader in the dairy industry on our Board of Directors and through nine different committees such as Legislative, Breed Improvement, Communications and many more.

The board is comprised of 12 individuals who represent the membership and strive to guide the association in the
right direction.

Our adult membership offers members a network to gain visibility for their accomplishments, opens doors to a world market to merchandise their animals, establish partnerships and keep them informed on industry trends.

State sales and numerous Holstein shows around the state allow members to advertise and sell their registered animals.

Looking to start a website for your farm? In an increasingly digital age, a website can be a great way to market your genetics and connect with potential buyers.


WHA offers professional quality web design to members.

The multiple activities and events of WHA would not be possible without our sponsors. Each year breeders and corporate partners generously give in support of many events.

By supporting WHA, breeders and companies are eligible for different sponsor recognition opportunities. 


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