Founded in 1940, the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association, Inc. is a federation of the seven national dairy breed registry associations representing over 60,000 members. It provides leadership within the industry and conducts activities to increase the acceptance of purebred dairy cattle, while expanding opportunities for owners of dairy cattle to profit through improved management and marketing.

Members of 4-H, FFA, and other young people interested in dairying should consider the opportunities that ownership of registered dairy provides. Give yourself the opportunity for higher profits through improved production and sales of registered breeding stock.

The seven dairy breed registry associations who are represented in the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association offer youth programs that include show ring and production award recognition, showmanship and judging contest participation, local, state and national achievement recognition, and the opportunity to compete for college scholarships.

Representatives of the seven dairy breeds meet to discuss matters of mutual concern and to adopt positions on issues vital to the dairy registry.

Historically, PDCA has provided leadership in the development of the uniform rules for official milk production testing programs, governing the artificial insemination of dairy cattle, animal health regulations, dairy cattle exporting, show ring classifications, and sale ethics and practices.

Today, PDCA and its member registry associations look forward to playing an important role in the formulation, enactment and implementation of national dairy policy, legislation, and programs.