Research Grant Program Accepting Applications

Holstein Association USA invites researchers to submit proposals for the Research Grant Program. The applications must include expected outcomes to benefit the profitability of Holstein cattle.

Holstein Association USA is interested in research that advances the profitability and health of Registered Holstein® cattle through genetics, but proposals researching other areas of improvement are also admitted. Grant proposals should represent research in the U.S. on animals or products of the Holstein breed.

“While the Holstein cow is profitable now, one objective for Holstein Association USA’s Research Grant Program is to increase the profitability well into the future,” Roger Shanks, Ph.D., Holstein Association USA genetic consultant says.

Grants are expected to be funded within the range of $10,000 to $80,000 per year with grant durations of one to three years. Submit applications for research grant funds to by August 15, 2018.

More details about the grant guidelines and process can be found on the Holstein Association USA website,

Holstein Association USA, Inc.,, provides products and services to dairy producers to enhance genetics and improve profitability–ranging from registry processing to identification programs to consulting services.

The Association, headquartered in Brattleboro, Vt., maintains the records for Registered Holsteins® and represents approximately 30,000 members throughout the United States.