Holstein Association USA is excited to announce that updated images of the Ideal U.S. Registered Holstein® cow and bull have been commissioned and are currently in progress. Renowned dairy artist Bonnie Mohr will be painting the images, which will be unveiled at the 2012 National Holstein Convention in Springfield, Mo., at the end of June. "The last time the Ideal U.S. Registered Holstein cow and bull images were updated was in the 1970s. We want an image that today's dairymen will be able to relate to, that reflects the modern, efficient, attractive animal that is the U.S. Registered Holstein," said Holstein Association USA President Chuck Worden. "We are delighted to be able to work with Bonnie Mohr to bring this project to life." "I am thrilled to have this opportunity! Painting the new True Type Holstein cow and bull is a challenge that I feel I am ready for and I embrace this project whole-heartedly," said artist Bonnie Mohr. "Holsteins have been a part of my entire life, and you can be assured that I welcome this painting assignment with great passion and excitement. With more than 20 years of painting cows behind me, I guess you could say this is the test I have been preparing for!" When completed, the originals will hang at 1 Holstein Place in Brattleboro, Vt., and prints will be made widely available for Holstein enthusiasts. Updates will be publicized as the project progresses in the coming months. Watch the Holstein Association USA web site, www.holsteinusa.com , and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/HolsteinUSA , for the latest details. For more information, contact Lindsey Worden, Holstein Association USA Communications Manager, at Lworden@holstein.com, or 800.952.5200, ext. 4096. 4.25.2012