Jonathan Lamb of Oakfield, New York, has joined the CDCB Board of Directors following his election as President of Holstein Association USA in June 2022. Lamb assumes the board seat held the past three years by Corey Geiger, immediate past president of HA-USA.
Jonathan is a partner in his family’s farm, Lamb Farms, Inc, which includes 9,000 cows housed in four different milking facilities. His service to Holstein Association USA has included Vice President (2019-2022), Board of Directors (2009 to 2015), Genetic Advancement Committee Chair (2010 to 2015) and Type Advisory Committee. Jonathan and his wife Alicia were honored as National Dairy Shrine’s 2004 Large Herd Progressive Producer and HA-USA’s 2012 Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder. Since 2009, their herd has annually received the Progressive Genetics Herd award. Jonathan has provided farmer leadership to the Erie-Niagara Insurance Association, Upstate-Niagara Milk Coop and Northeast Dairy Producers Association.
CDCB is governed by a 12-person Board of Directors that represents the four sectors of Dairy Records Processing Centers, Dairy Records Providers, National Association of Animal Breeders and Purebred Dairy Cattle Association.
“To maximize our value to dairy farms, it is imperative that dairy producers – along with the industry sectors – provide grassroots input to CDCB,” stated João Dürr, CDCB CEO. “Since CDCB’s inception, Holstein Association USA has been a strong leader in U.S. dairy genetics, and we welcome the valuable perspective that Jonathan Lamb will bring as a Holstein breeder and progressive dairy producer.”
Jonathan assumes the Board seat held by Corey Geiger since 2019. “Thank you, Corey, for your leadership as a member of the CDCB Board representing the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association,” said Dürr. “Your wisdom and tireless dedication to CDCB will be greatly missed.”