Welcome to The European Holstein and Red Holstein Confederation
The objective of the Confederation is to improve, develop and promote the Holstein and Red Holstein breed by close co-operation of all officially recognised European Herdbooks.
History of EHRC
Up until the early sixties, European Herdbook Societies had no coordinated co-operation. Each organisation administered its herdbook according to its own rules. Even the breeding goal within a country and between countries was different. Some organisations refused to register animals originating from other herdbooks, or admitted them only under certain restrictions. These factors lay behind the idea of improved co-operation through the foundation of a European Scientific Organisation.
The EUROPEAN HOLSTEIN AND RED-HOLSTEIN CONFEDERATION (EHRC) Constitution 2023.
The European Holstein & Red Holstein Confederation has 30 member organisations.
EHRC Committee Members 2023 – 2026
Sofiá Alday: Spain
László Bognár: Hungary
Jos Buiting: Netherlands
Martino Cassandro: Italy
Melanie Harmitt: UK
Roman Januszewski : Poland
Torben Lund: Denmark
Thierry Menard: France
Stephan Schneider: Germany
Suzanne Harding: Secretary General
From left to right Thierry, Roman, Sofía, Jos, Suzanne, Martino, Jens, Melanie, László and Torben.