Registration Open for 2024 Holstein Association USA Judges Conference - Cowsmo

Registration Open for 2024 Holstein Association USA Judges Conference

Registration is now open for the 2024 Holstein Association USA Judges Conference. This year, the conference will adopt an expanded format, spanning two days from Tuesday, May 21, to Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Oakfield Corners Dairy in Oakfield, New York.

This year’s conference promises an immersive experience, featuring in-depth classroom sessions led by experienced judges. Attendees will also participate in hands-on learning activities, including placing classes of heifers and cows and giving a set of reasons. Additionally, they will have the chance to listen to placings and reasons from fellow participants and officials. Group sessions will also provide an opportunity for networking and collaboration among participants.

Designed for judges of all experience levels, from seasoned judges to those newly entering the field, this conference aims to sharpen judging skills and broaden participants’ knowledge of Holstein cattle evaluation.

Schedule of events:

Tuesday, May 21

  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM Registration
  • 5:30 – 7:00 PM Linear Discussion
  • 7:00 – 8:30 PM Networking & Pizza

Wednesday, May 22

  • 8:00 – 10:00 AM Classroom Sessions
  • 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM Class Evaluations
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:45 PM Class Evaluations

Interested participants can register for the conference with a credit card, using this online registration system. The pre-registration fee is $100. Pre-registration will close once all spots are filled or two weeks before the conference, on Tuesday, May 7th.

Participants interested in attending the Judges Conference without receiving an official rating are welcome for the experience but will not be eligible for the Holstein Association USA Judges Lists.

Participants must be 22 years old by the day of the conference to attend. To register online, visit For more information contact Tim Ziemba at 800.952.5200 ext. 4285 or by email at [email protected].

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