Become a Member

Membership renewal notices for 2021 will be sent out by the end of October. If you do not see your notice by November 1, please let the Wisconsin Holstein office know at 800-223-4269. The Wisconsin Holstein Association (WHA) is a membership organization with the purpose of promoting the Registered Holstein breed and its breeders and owners.

Wisconsin Holstein Membership Opportunities - Adult 

Did you know that as a member of your state and national Holstein associations you can save $20 for each calf registered? In a time when every dollar counts, Registered Holsteins offer added value to any dairy herd. Wisconsin Holstein also offers many opportunities for breeders to expose and showcase their herds. Each year, nine district shows and a state championship show are held in June and July. WHA is also host to a national-level show, the Midwest National Spring Holstein Show, held each April.


The WHA News provides another opportunity for breeders to market their herds. For more details on this publication, contact the editor, Mara Budde, at 800.223.4269 or email her at


Member Events

Each year the state association holds numerous events for its members, including an adult convention, sale, barn meetings, a state picnic, and a Milwaukee Brewer game outing. Individual counties also host events such as daylight and twilight meetings and picnics. WHA strives to provide its members with the chance to meet fellow Holstein breeders and learn from other producers.


Registration Discounts

Yes, that’s right! Any WHA member that wants to register animals through the National Holstein Association will benefit from discounts by being a state Holstein member. Cut registration costs by becoming a member of both organizations.


Become Involved

Members can be directly involved in the association through committee participation or by running for a position on the Board of Directors. Committees meet 1-2 times each year and are essential for the direction of WHA. The Board of Directors is the decision-making group for WHA. Directors serve a 3-year term and can serve two, 3-year terms consecutively. 

Adult Base Membership Fee ($50): The Wisconsin Holstein News is included in this base fee. Starting in 2018, an additional $10/member will be instated on farms accounts per adult after the initial couple on the account.
There is an additional cow fee of $0.70/registered milking age females up to a maximum of 250 cows.


**Out of state members will be asked to pay a $50 surcharge to exhibit at the Wisconsin Championship Show in addition to the $50 base member fee.Download the application form here or call the office to process your membership over the phone as we now take credit cards!

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