12/04/2019 09:00:00
All European Championship 2019
Starting in: 22 Days 13 Hours
12 April - 13 April 2019
09:00AM - 05:00PM

Libramont, Belgium

The 2019 Holstein European Championship will be held in Libramont, Belgium taking place on 12th and 13th April 2019.  The event is held every three years with 19 countries represented.  In addition to over 250 cows and 200 exhibitors, the event will also combine exchanges, meetings, innovative products and services for breeders and professionals worldwide.  Organised by the Fair of Libramont with the technical support of the Walloon Association of the Breeding (AWE) and its Herd-Book Holstein, the event aims to promote and sustain international breeding making it a highly anticipated diary date for international breeders.

The first day will be devoted to the Red Holsteins and the second day to the Black & White Holsteins. The European Holstein & Red Holstein Show takes place every three years and is the most prestigious Holstein competition in Europe.

WATCH the livestreaming of the 2019 European Holstein Championship are being held on 12th and 13th April 2019, in Libramont, Belgium.  Team UK and HYB members are competing on the centre stage.

UK Cows Selected for Libramont: Holstein UK is delighted to announce the team of 16 cows that have been selected for the European Championship taking place in Libramont, Belgium on 12th and 13th April - Read the press release:

Youth Team Announced for Libramont 2019:  The Holstein European Championship will welcome two talented and ambitious Holstein Young Breeders who have been selected to represent Holstein UK as part of the Youth Team.  Robert Morley and Jonny Woodhouse - Read the press release:


Holstein UK is delighted to have fantastic industry support for Holstein Team UK.  Mainline sponsors are Holstein UK, Cogent and IDEXX along with over 20 supporting companies.

VIEW the 26 supporting companies of the Holstein Team UK.

Holstein UK is Europe’s largest independent dairy breed society offering a range of services to the dairy industry focused on improving the genetics and profitability of the Holstein and British Friesian breeds. Owned by its members, the society is dedicated to assisting Holstein and British Friesian dairy farmers breed profitable, robust and productive dairy cattle.

01923 695200

With a consultative approach and hands-on expertise, Cogent are recognised experts in bovine genetics who care about profit focussed beef and dairy farmers in over 40 countries. As the world's No1 producer of quality sexed semen with continual investment in quality livestock and innovative technology, Cogent is the natural precision partner, breeding innovation for generations.

0800 783 7258

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., is the global market leader in diagnostics and information technology solutions for animal health, water and milk quality.

00800 727 43399

Supporting Companies of Holstein UK Team

The supporting companies are:

Event programme

Tuesday 9th April Arrival of the animals and their delegations
Thursday 11th April

Farm visits

Friday 12th April

10:00 - 13:00 Clipping competition for young breeders

14:00 - 15:00 Opening ceremony

15:00 - 18:00 Red Holstein competition, individuals and by country

From 20:00 European Master Sale

Saturday 13th April

10:00 - 12:00 Showmanship of young farmers and championship

14:00 - 18:00 Individual and country Holstein competition

From 20:00 Evening of the breeders

Sunday 14th April Return of the animals

Visit the Holstein European Championships website for further information