Welcome to the website of the German Holstein Association (DHV)
DHV is the national umbrella organization of the German Holstein breeding industry. When it comes to national and international issues, we represent the interests of our members – 14 regional herdbook and AI organizations officially recognized by the German government.
The DHV website provides you with current information on Holstein breeding in Germany, statistics, and a calendar of events.
DHV-Genetic Sale 2013
On Wednesday, 12th June 2013, the DHV-Genetik sale 2013 will start at 20:00 p.m.The sale offering is made of excellent young cattle and calves with best genomic breeding values. The selling animals originate from deep cow families that have been proven over generations and provide the exclusive opportunity to enter into these families. A wide range of international genetics and excellent cow family offers TOP breeding genetics for each direction.
You can find the auction catalog of the DHV Genetics 2013 http://www.holstein-dhv.de/dhvauktion.html.
Trade Fair on the German Holstein Show 2013
In a few weeks the German Holstein Show 2013 takes place in the Weser-Ems-Halle in Oldenburg. At this time Oldenburg is again the focus of attention of the Holstein breeders and dedicated, professional dairy farmers. The current show-season shows that the interest of the cattle breeders is unbroken. As with previous events, a large number of visitors from home and abroad are expected.
The new concept of the event includes the presentation of the progeny groups on the first day, so the overall show program offers two interesting days with highlights.
The big new EWE Arena of Weser-Ems Hall offers a multi-functional hall with many options for organizing a top event.
Use the event to present your company and your products with various promotional activities. For this purpose, DHV provides the rental of exhibition space. Another option is the placement of advertisements in the Auction and / or the show catalog.
Booking forms for these promotion options can be downloaded here!
European Holstein and Red Holstein Championship 2013: Great success for German Team
After two intensive days in Fribourg Forum on 1./2. March 2013 the classification is determined in the various categories. The Judge David Boyd from Ireland named the Boss Iron daughter Decrausaz O'Kalibra of GS Alliance and Pat Conroy for Grand Champion. The judges for the Red Holsteins Niels Erik Haahr awarded the Jordan-daughter Irene of the brothers Schrago to the overall winner of the Red Holstein class.
Excellently prepared and presented for the German team, the European Championship in Switzerland, especially in the federal competition was extremely successful.
All German Holstein 2012
During the elite-auction-sale of the German Holstein Association, DHV president Georg Geuecke gave the best show cows from the last year the award 'All German Holstein 2012'. The title 'Supreme Champion' went to RH Maxima from Henrik Wille, Herbergen. This was the first time, that a Red Holstein cow got the price.
On the 26 th November 2012 the elite-auction-sale of the German Holstein Association (DHV) took place in Hamm. Many people arrived from all over the country to enjoy the event. In a nice atmosphere, the auctioneer Michael Hellwinkel could sell a total of 59 heifers for an average price of 3.150 euro. With a sales rate of 81%, the auction could achieve a result comparable to the previous year. Six animals were sold abroad ( 4 Luxembourg, 1 Italy, 1 United Kingdom).
German Bull Top List December 2012 available
With the breeding evaluation December 2012 the new Genomic bull top lists are available.
More information under Downloads.
Elite-Auktion 2012 Katalog
The next Elite Auction 2012 will take place at 26 November 2012.
The catalogue is now available.
For further Infomation please contact DHV:
European Holstein and Red Holstein Championship 2013
The best Holsteins and Red Holsteins from Europe will come together at the 1st and 2nd March, 2013 in Switzerland. Germany will participate with 10 Holsteins and 10 Red Holsteins at the international contest.
For more information visit http://www.eurholstein2013.ch
ADR Report: “Cattle Production in Germany 2011”, 2012 Edition, published
The German Cattle Breeders' Federation (ADR) published the statistic yearbook
Cattle Production in Germany 2011. The Issue contains a statistical overview of the cattle production in Germany and the EU as well as data for cattle breeding programs, artificial insemination and embryo transfer. The report is supplemented with data on milk and meat production performance testing.
The report can be ordered by ADR for 15 € / 5 € (plus shipping and tax).
Decrease in Breeding cattle exports due to Schmallenberg- Virus (SBV)
Analysing the 1st Half of 2012 a total of 24,121 heads of breeding cattle were exported. These are 11,200 heifers less compared to the last year.
In January 2012, as usual in the previous months, around 5,600 breeding cattle were exported. Due to Schmallenberg- Virus (SBV) several countries such as Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Russia stopped the import. In the following months, only the existing veterinary quarantines were finished. With an export figure of 12,071 heifers in third countries around 9,000 breeding cattle less were traded due to Schmallenberg Virus (SBV).
For the trade within the European Union no restrictions have been adopted because of the relatively low health and economic consequences of Schmallenberg-Virus (SBV). That’s why exports could be realized here at a normal level. Countries such as Belgium, Great Britain, Luxembourg and Netherlands even increased the import of German breeding cattle to nearly 2,900 cattle. A total of 12,050 breeding cattle were marketed within the EU. This represents a decrease of 2,300 breeding animals (mainly due to lower demand from Italy, caused by an excess of the milk-quota-system) compared to the same period last year.