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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 and National Bovine Data Centre.

The 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.

Latest News

Genus ABS Purchases Remaining Shares of In Vitro Brasil

ABS® Global Inc., a division of Genus plc and operating in the UK as Genus ABS, recently became the sole owner of In Vitro Brasil S.A. (IVB®). In 2015, ABS purchased 51 percent of the company focused on in vitro fertilization (IVF) of bovine embryos. The negotiation of the remaining shares was expected to take place in 2018, but was completed on March 31.

Cogent Genomic Friesians offer profitable alternative to cross breeding

Following  the latest proof update, Cogent are now well placed to offer a great alternative to cross breeding that can add over £4,000 to the bottom line of a 100 cow herd per lactation. This saving is purely down to the superior fertility of the progeny of Cogent’s Genomic British Friesian sires. 

26 Apr 2017

Holstein UK Celebration Event

Holstein UK Celebration Event booking forms are now available to complete online

 

 

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