History of DCHA
Founded in 1996, DCHA began as the Professional Dairy Heifer Growers Association, born out of the industry need to help educate and connect custom calf and heifer raisers with the needs of dairy producers. As the industry continues to evolve, so has the position of the Association.
In 2004, the association changed its name to the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association to better represent the changing membership demographics which now consists of a strong balance between custom raisers and dairy producers themselves that share a unified focus on the health, management and economics of raising outstanding dairy calves and heifers to build a better producing adult dairy animal. And, the programs and services represented include focus on the raising of dairy beef animals as well.