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National Junior Production/Breeder Awards

In an effort to recognize more youth, Holstein Association USA Production/Breeder awards will be automatically calculated. Juniors are no longer required to submit entries for these awards.


National Star Performer Award

The National Star Performer award recognizes youth who have bred and currently own the cow, are enrolled in Tri-Star, have a 305 day or less, 25,000 pounds milk record completed during the calendar year, and have a VG or EX classification score. All of the above items determine the pool that is eligible. Then, a formula is run to determine a ranked list.
 

Rules & Regulations

  1. The current owner must be a National Junior Holstein Member.
  2. The cow must be bred & owned (breeder and owner must be exactly the same on registration paper) by the youth member.
  3. The cow must have a minimum of 87% RHA.
  4. The cow must be enrolled in Tri-Star.
  5. The cow must have a 305 day or less, 25,000 pounds milk record completed during the calendar year.
  6. The cow must have a Very Good or Excellent classification score.
  7. The above items determine the eligible pool. After which, a formula (Combined ME Fat and Protein + Age Adjusted Classification Score) x (Breed Average ME CFP/Breed Average Age Adjusted Score) is run to determine a final ranking.
  8. The top ten winners will be invited to the National Junior Holstein Convention to be recognized, and a special award will be given to the overall winner.
View Past Winners     2016     2015
 


National Cream of the Crop Award

The National Cream of the Crop Award will recognize the top 75 cows that have produced 30,000 pounds of milk or more and are ranked on combined pounds of fat and protein.
 

Rules & Regulations

  1. The current owner must be a National Junior Holstein Member.
  2. The cow must have a minimum of 87% RHA.
  3. The cow must be enrolled in Tri-Star.
  4. The cow must have a 305 day or less record of over 30,000 pounds of milk completed during the calendar year.
  5. The milk record must be completed while the animal is under youth ownership (needs to remain in ownership from calving date until record completion date).
  6. The above items determine the eligible pool.
  7. The list will then be ranked on combined pounds of fat and protein to determine the top 75 cows. Ties will be broken by total milk production.
  8. Winners will receive a certificate.
  9. The top ten winners will be invited to the National Junior Holstein Convention to be recognized.
View Past Winners      2016     2015
 


National Junior Breeder of an Excellent Cow Award

The Junior Breeder of an Excellent Award is a program designed to recognize National Junior Members of the Holstein Association USA who have bred a Holstein cow who has been officially type classified Excellent.

  Rules & Regulations
  1. The breeder must be a current National Junior Holstein Member.
  2. The animal must be a female.
  3. The cow must have a minimum of 87% RHA.
  4. The cow must be newly classified 90 points or above in the calendar year (scored Excellent for the first time, not just raised in score within the Excellent category).
  5. A cow will only qualify once for this award.
  6. An automatic yearly award query will determine the winners.
  7. Winners will receive a certificate.
View Past Winners      2016     2015
 


National Junior Breeder of a Multiple “E” Cow Award

The Junior Breeder of a Multiple "E" Cow Award is a program designed to recognize National Junior Members of the Holstein Association USA who have bred a Holstein cow who has been officially type classified Multiple "E" Excellent.

 

Rules & Regulations

  1. The breeder must be a current National Junior Holstein Member.
  2. The animal must be a female.
  3. The cow must have a minimum of 87% RHA.
  4. The Cow must have received Multiple “E” classification in the calendar year (went from EX to 2E or 2E to 3E).
  5. A cow can only win this recognition again when she receives an additional E.
  6. An automatic yearly award query will determine the winners.
  7. Winners will receive a certificate.
View Past Winners      2016     2015
 

National Junior 150,000 Pound Lifetime Production Award

The 150,000 Pound Lifetime Production Award is a program designed to recognize National Junior Members of the Holstein Association USA who have, through the course of their project work, owned a Holstein cow who has been officially recognized for producing large volumes of milk.

  Rules & Regulations
  1. The current owner must be a National Junior Holstein Member.
  2. The cow must have a minimum of 87% RHA.
  3. The cow must be enrolled in Tri-Star.
  4. The cow must produce at least 150,000 pounds of lifetime milk and have reached that mark during the calendar year.
  5. The cow must make her 150,000 pounds entirely under the ownership of the youth (no transfers in between).
  6. A cow will only qualify once for this award.
  7. An automatic yearly award query will determine the winners.
  8. Winners will receive a certificate.
View Past Winners      2016     2015
 


National Junior 200,000 Pound Lifetime Production Award

The 200,000 Pound Lifetime Production Award is a program designed to recognize National Junior Members of the Holstein Association USA who have, through the course of their project work, owned a Holstein cow who has been officially recognized for producing large volumes of milk.

 

Rules & Regulations
  1. The current owner must be a National Junior Holstein Member.
  2. The cow must have a minimum of 87% RHA.
  3. The cow must be enrolled in Tri-Star.
  4. The cow must produce at least 200,000 pounds of lifetime milk and have reached that mark during the calendar year.
  5. The cow must make her 200,000 pounds entirely under the ownership of the youth (no transfers in between).
  6. A cow will only qualify once for this award.
  7. An automatic yearly award query will determine the winners.
  8. Winners will receive a certificate.
View Past Winners      2016     2015