Sun, 29 Nov 2015
Home >>


About Holstein Friesian New Zealand

Holstein Friesian New Zealand is a collection of member dairy farmers with an interest in farming and breeding the Holstein Friesian cow in New Zealand.

The Objective Statement of Holstein Friesian New Zealand is: 

To continually develop and support the breeding of genetically elite cattle, ensuring profitability of the Holstein Friesian breed in New Zealand

Services in brief

To achieve the objective statement, the Association provides a number of services. The services offered include the registration of Holstein Friesian pedigree stock via the national database and the opportunity to up-grade and breed to pedigree status via 'Record Recovery' and the 'Supplementary Register'. Classification and TOP (Traits Other than Production) inspections, are important on-going services to the farmer, as is the active promotion of pedigree stock through joint young sire schemes and semen sales, AI centres, livestock marketing, advertising, Discovery Project and shows. Publication of herd and cow statistics, technical information, breeder profiles, competitions, and breed and industry news appear in regular newsletters, and the nzholstein magazine. Members are also kept up to date with regular news via the website and Facebook.


Holstein Friesian New Zealand is an organisation built around its members of over 800 farmers and breeders who belong to the various Club and Branch divisions within Holstein Friesian New Zealand, throughout the country.

From these regions, or 'Wards', a Board of nine members is elected to represent the members at National level. The Board sets policies and provides direction for the Association. All Board members are dairy farmers and active breeders within the industry. General and on-going business of the Association is handled by the General Manager and staff based at the Holstein Friesian New Zealand head office in Hamilton.


Holstein Friesian New Zealand is a member of the World Holstein Friesian Federation

Holstein Friesian New Zealand is the trade name of the
New Zealand Holstein Friesian Association (Inc).

Find us on Facebook

8 Dec 2015
Board Meeting

27 Jan 2016
NZ Dairy Event

16 Nov 2015
Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition 2015
South Australia and Tasmania results

6 Nov 2015
NZ Dairy Event 2015
Show schedule and entry form available for download

20 Jul 2015
Top 2015 Judges

16 Jul 2015
HFNZ DeLaval All NZ Photo Competition
The top six placings and judges comments

15 May 2015
Nutrient loss measurement tool upgrade welcomed
Upgrade to Environment Waikato OVERSEER