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Classification System Review

In late 2016 the Breed Development and Conformation Committee and the Classification team believed as assessment of the classification system was due and supported by Holstein Canada engaged in an extensive review. Below is the summary of the major changes to the weightings, ideals and defect penalties to the Holstein conformation analysis. A table of the changes to the scorecard is also below for your information.

These changes came into effect on March 1 2017.

The review represents the BDCC and classification teams desire to continually improve the Holstein breed through classification and deliver the best outcome for members.

Kind Regards

Jenny Grey                                                                                          Leanne Summerville
Chair                                                                                                     Classification Coordinator
Breed Development and Conformation Committee                    Senior Classifier