Holstein Australia relies on its members to help organise events, attract and retain members and run the Association. The amount of time and effort that members dedicate to the Association is extraordinary. There are two federal awards that recognise those achievements.
Federal Honorary Life Membership.
The Association has for many years recognised contributions from members through Life Memberships at Sub-Branch, State and Federal levels. Federal honorary life membership is the highest accolade that can be bestowed on an individual and recognises those who have made an extraordinary contribution at every level of the Association over an extended period. Nominations for federal honorary life membership go before the Strategic Directions Committee (SDC) with final approval by the Board.
The Holstein Australian Master Breeder Award recognises the long-term achievement of individuals who have bred at least 300 registered animals over a minimum of 20 years. The total number of points must exceed the total number of females bred within the 20 year period.
Continuous membership of Holstein Australia for a minimum of 20 years.
Minimum registration of 10 females in each year.
Minimum registration of 300 females over 20 years.
Master Breeder awards will be awarded to the prefix/herd and not individuals of the prefix. This will be subject to the following provision: That a change in the ownership of the prefix is due to family succession and not due to an entirely new entity taking over the prefix. Holstein Australia will give one plaque and one badge for obtaining Master Breeder status, which will be issued in the name of the prefix and not the name of the individuals qualifying.
An award search must be completed to determine eligibility for this award. A Master Breeder Pack, which includes a list of all animals bred by the member, all awards and a schedule of points earned can be requested from Holstein Australia.