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Welcome to The European Holstein and Red Holstein Confederation

Our Mission

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.

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The EUROPEAN HOLSTEIN AND RED-HOLSTEIN CONFEDERATION (EHRC) Constitution.

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Committee Members

The European Holstein & Red Holstein Confederation has 30 member organisations.

EHRC Committee Member 2017 – 2021

Sofiá Alday: Spain

László Bognár: Hungary

Jos Buiting: Netherlands

Giorgio Burchiellaro: Italy

Sue Cope: UK

Egbert Feddersen: Germany

Torben Lund: Denmark

Roman Januszewski : Poland

Thierry Menard: France

Suzanne Harding: Secretary General

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