From the classification schedule select the next tour to your sub branch area and contact Holstein Australia to arrange a property visit.
On the day present all cows requiring classification, including Appendix Register animals. Lactating animals can be evaluated either empty or with full mammary.
The classifier will require proof of animal identification such as a Registration Certificate or approved physical identification, herd recording number, latest calving date and lactation number for each female.
Our classifier will provide you with a herd summary report listing all your classified animals.
Classification results for first lactation VG heifers and Excellent cows are published in the Journal and cows achieving an Excellent classification are recognised with an official EX classification certificate.
Members participating in the Holstein Australia Classification Scheme should present all first lactation heifers – including Appendix Register animals – for classification. This will significantly increase the amount of data collected in Holstein Australia's data base and on behalf of Australia's herd improvement industry.
Members considering submitting previously-classified cows for re-classification are requested to screen their candidates carefully. The Registration Certificate and previous Classification Report must be available for each animal presented for reclassification.