2023 World Holstein Friesian Conference

Join Holstein Friesian NZ on tour to France!

HFNZ is putting together a members’ trip to the 15th World Holstein Friesian Federation Conference, to be held in Le Puy de Fou, France in November 2023.

Travel dates are approximately November 9-27, 2023.


  • Flying from Auckland to Lisbon, Portugal and spending a couple of days exploring the Lisbon area
  • From Lisbon the group will travel to Porto, with a couple of days sightseeing in the Porto area
  • Next the group will travel across the Northern Coast region of Spain, Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian.  This part of the tour will predominately look at the agriculture industry in Spain and will include farm visits, AI companies and some tourist attractions along the way
  • The group will then travel to the Nantes region in the west of France to look at some local farms before joining the World Holstein Friesian Conference in Le Puy de Fou.

The tour will be joining with Prim’Holstein France to celebrate their centenary. The Conference programme includes guest speakers, gala dinners, farm visits and a special centennial show to celebrate 100 years of the Holstein Herd Book in France. It is anticipated there will be around 300 cows participating in the centennial show from all over France. At the conclusion of the Conference the group will travel to Paris, and then back to New Zealand.

The trip will include all flights, travel, accommodation, sightseeing, conference registrations and some meals. A full itinerary and pricing will be available by the end of June 2023. 

To register interest or for more information, please email Holstein Friesian NZ General Manager Cherilyn Watson on 021 702 172 or at c.watson@nzhfa.org.nz

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