At a glance:

Holstein Association USA, Inc.

BRATTLEBORO — 1 Holstein Place, P.O. Box 808, Brattleboro

802-254-4551; 800-952-5200




Founded: 1903. Incorporated in 1910.

• Corporate structure: Vermont Foreign Nonprofit Corporation (originally located in New York). Classified as tax-exempt agricultural nonprofit under IRS section 501(c)(5). A charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, tax-deductible nonprofit, the Holstein Foundation, Inc., formed in June 1989 by the Holstein Association to support its charitable, youth, educational, and scientific activities.

Employees: 140 (100 in Brattleboro)

Net assets, 2014: $29,568,833, per public IRS filing.

Products/services: Holstein Association USA, the largest dairy breed organization in the world, is dedicated to the development of the Holstein breed, maintains the records for all ancestry, identity, ownership, and performance information on more than 22 million registered Holstein cattle documented in the organization's files.

The association provides information to dairy producers, its 20,000 members, its 8,000 junior members, and the public. This data is used to make accurate breeding and management decisions, set goals for herds, evaluate management practices, determine market value of breeding stock, and predict performance and profitability of animals not yet born.

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