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Holstein Association USA Board Met in St. Charles, Illinois

Brattleboro, Vt. (July 6, 2015)…The Holstein Association USA board of directors met June 22-23, 2015, in St. Charles, Illinois. President Glen E. Brown chaired the board meeting, held during the 130th National Holstein Convention at the Pheasant Run Resort.

The board honored retiring President Glen E. Brown of Utah and Directors Jonathan Lamb of New York and Bill Wright of Utah. All were formally recognized for their leadership, contributions, and service to the Association at the convention banquet on June 26th.

Update on 2015 Business Plan

Staff presented updates on the 2015 Management-by-Objective Business Plan and year-to-date financials during the Board meeting. At the end of May, registrations stood at 149,437, up one percent. Staff reported on Holstein COMPLETE® activity during the same time period. There were 306,453 animals in 1,851 herds enrolled in the program, representing an increase of five percent and one percent respectively.

2015 Financial Update

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Barbara Casna presented the Association's consolidated financial statements through the end of May, 2015, and reviewed the reserve fund report for the same period. The Association and its subsidiaries show year-to-date consolidated net operating income of $224,000.

AgriTech Analytics (ATA)

AgriTech Analytics (ATA) General Manager Bill VerBoort reported the dairy records processing center continues to grow its business in more states. Through the end of May, 973,742 animal records were processed, representing a 2.5 percent increase in the number of cows enrolled since the beginning of the year.

Other Board Action

The board approved a request from the Connecticut Holstein Association and a representative from Rhode Island to combine the Connecticut and Rhode Island election districts into one district, as permitted in Article III, Sec. 5 of the Bylaws. This will be effective for the 2016 delegate election.

The board gave the go-ahead for the Wisconsin Holstein Association to host the 2019 National Holstein Convention in Appleton, Wisconsin on June 21-27. The Radisson Paper Valley Hotel will be the headquarters for the event.

Incoming President Gordie Cook of Massachusetts presided over the reorganization meeting of the board on June 26. The board welcomed newly-elected Vice President Boyd Schaufelberger of Illinois, returning Directors R. Paul Buhr of Wisconsin and Patrick Maddox of California, along with incoming Directors John Andersen of Idaho and John Marshman of New York. The President and Vice President serve two-year terms and the Directors serve three-year terms.

The next scheduled board of directors meeting will be held November 17-18, in Fresno, California.