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Aussie Red herd book heads to Holstein Australia

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Today the Australian Red Dairy Breed (Aussie Reds) announced it has engaged Holstein Australia to manage their herd book and membership services.

Holstein Australia’s service to Aussie Red members will include web based registrations, pedigree and genetic information as well as direct access to its professional team of classifiers. These services would will be backed up by a team of membership and technical officers in the Hawthorn, VIC office.Aussie Reds will retain responsibility for the direction of the breed including setting the ideals and measurements for the true- type animals the Association wants to breed.

Aussie Red President Graeme Hamilton, said the Aussie Reds executive was excited about the prospects of working with Holstein Australia to manage its herd book and member services.

“Throughout the entire negotiation process we have been impressed with how accommodating and professional the Holstein team has been,” said Mr Hamilton.

“The move makes sense and gives Aussie Red members the convenience of a one-stop shop that we believe will improve member service delivery.

“There is still a fair bit to do and we ask Aussie Red members to be patient as we work through this transition. We expect new registrations to be accepted into the system in early to mid-August and in the meantime each Aussie Red member will be contacted directly with more details,” Mr Hamilton said.

Holstein Australia CEO Graeme Gillan said HA’s third party software provider, ABRI, had been engaged to manage the migration of the Aussie Reds’ data to its platform and create the same on-line service that Holstein members currently enjoy.

For more information contact the Holstein office on 03 9835 7600 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it