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The EHRC has been instrumental, during the last two decades, in harmonising many aspects of European Holstein Herdbook activities. The promotion and publicity of the Holstein breed have always played a significant part in this overall philosophy. To this end, the show ring plays an important part and significantly the work and expertise of the Judge. With this objective firmly established a series of Judging schools and workshops have been organised.

Attendance at the European Holstein Judges Workshop is by invitation only, each European country selecting its top Judge or Judges to participate. in 2019 38 Judges representing 14 countries attended the conference and took part in detailed training, judging technique and evaluation programme and practical workshop. The top-performing Judges are nominated onto the official EHRC European Judges Panel and are available for invitations to Judge Major Holstein Events throughout Europe. In addition to entry onto the panel, all participants will return to their countries and pass on their expertise to their compatriots in local and regional judging schools.

The European Judges Panel list is available on the EHRC web site here.

The 2019 European Holstein Judges Workshop in Ireland was regarded by all the participants as a great success and an important part of the European Confederations harmonisation programme. The next European Holstein Judges Workshop will be organised in Italy in 2021, COVID 19 pandemic permitting.

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