Holstein UK

Welcome to Holstein UK, our mission is to be squarely at the heart of the dairy industry and as such our aim is to assist our members in breeding profitable, robust and productive dairy cattle.  

We are a member-owned organisation dedicated to innovation and quality and are driven to continuously improve the services we offer.

We are the parent of two subsidiary companies, The Cattle Information Service (CIS) and National Bovine Data Centre (NBDC).

The Cattle Information Service (CIS) is the UK's leading milk recording and health testing organisation operating a state-of-the-art laboratory.  

National Bovine Data Centre (NBDC) exists to develop industry-leading analysis of data for the improvement of dairy production in the UK.

The British Friesian Breeders Club was formed in 1990 to promote and encourage the best of British Friesians.


Latest News

13 Aug 2019

The British Friesian judge for the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show will be Glyn Lucas from Harrison and Hetherington. The All Breeds All Britain Calf Show is organised by HYB and will be held on Fri 18th, Sat 19th & Sun 20th October 2019 at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Read more..

14 Aug 2019

Genus ABS are proud to unveil a line-up of genomic sires that lead the PLI rankings with 8 of the top 10 PLI sires. Offering strength in depth and something to suit the diverse needs of the UK dairy industry Genus ABS have 90 sires over £700 PLI positioning them in the top 10% for profitability in the breed. 

13 Aug 2019

The trustees of Holstein UK are excited to announce the launch of a new award to recognise breeding excellence within the Holstein UK membership. “The Breeding Excellence Award” will be presented to members that have made an exceptional contribution to UK cattle breeding.