We are very excited to host the 2015 National Holstein Convention to be held June 23-26, at Pheasant Run in St. Charles, Ill.

Contact Dale Drendel or Ron Schaufelberger to volunteer or donate to the National Convention Fund!

Convention features include:
· Virtual Farm tours - more info HERE
· Family Night at Medieval Times
· Host day farm and industry tours
· Junior activities
· Architectural Tour on Chicago River
· Golf Tournament on-site

 

 

Welcome to the Illinois Holstein Association Website!

Interested in becoming a member of the Illinois Holstein Association, download our membership application here! You can digitally fill the form out, print, then mail along with your dues to treasurer Carol Jones.

Butlerview to host Illinois Holstein picnic September 6!

Join us on Saturday, September 6 for the Illinois Holstein Picnic, hosted by Butlerview! Open House begins at 10:30 am with tours around the facilities - see some of the breed's finest Holsteins! Lunch will begin promptly at noon. Lunch and table service will be provided.

Butlerview Farm:
1827 E 7750 S. Road, Chebanse, IL 60922

2014 Illlinois Championship Show

Ms Dundee Belinda, winning Aged cow, was selected as Grand Champion of the 2014 Illinois Championship Show for owner Jeff Butler, Chebanse, Ill. Reserve Grand Champion honors went to Justin Powell, Tremont, Ill., with Ludwigs-DG Goldwyn Emmy-ET. Click here for full results!

2014 Illlinois Championship Junior Show

Judge Bruce Gingerich selected O-C-E-C Toystory Fenway-ET, winning Senior 3-year-old, as the Intermediate and Grand Champion of the 2014 Illinois Championship Junior Show. She was exhibited by Lila Sloan, Davis, Ill. Ms Angel Dellucci, Senior Champion and winning 4-year-old, was selected as the Reserve Grand Champion for Connor Butler, Lanark, Ill. For full results, click here.

2015 National Holstein Convention Virtual Farm Tours & Breeder Websites

The 2015 National Holstein Convention will bring nearly a 1000 Holstein enthusiasts from across the country to our state! Now is your chance to reach out to those visitors and market your farm and herd.

In conjunction with National Convention, the Convention Committee will help publicize your farm's "Pre-Convention Tour Options." Unlike previous National Conventions, there will not be organized Pre-Convention Tours. Instead, farms will have the opportunity to have a 2:30 minute video created featuring their farm and herd. The videos will be posted beginning in early Spring of 2015.

Additionally, you have the chance to create a Breeder Website that will be featured on the Illinois Holstein website and National Holstein Convention website. Click HERE for examples from the 2012 National Holstein Convention.

Lastly, all farms participating in the Virtual Tours and Breeder Websites have the option of being listed on the Illinois Breeders' Tour Map, that will list farms that will be open for tours before, during and after convnention. As a state, we will do our best to help you open your doors to the numerous people who will be passing through your part of the state! Click HERE for an example of the 2012 Breeder Tour Map.

Pricing will be available in Spring 2014. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Dale Drendel, Ron Schaufelberger or Julie Ashton.

 


A new section to the website has also been added. Check out the Forms section for important forms and information from the Illinois Holstein Association!