Holstein UK

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

Holstein UK is Europe’s largest independent dairy breed society offering a range of services to the dairy industry, focused on improving the genetics and profitability of the Holstein and British Friesian breeds. Owned by its members, the Society is dedicated to assisting Holstein and British Friesian dairy farmers to breed profitable, robust and productive dairy cattle. Holstein UK aims to aid its members going forward by highlighting the traceability, authenticity and quality of registered cattle. 


The Holstein UK Group

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.   Holstein Young Breeders provides activities for young dairy farmers as a means of promoting, learning and providing new experiences.
Approved Registered Cattle (ARC) offers members access to the best priced cattle tags and provides assured traceability through DNA testing.   The British Friesian Breeders Club was formed in 1990 to promote and encourage the best of British Friesians.   UK Dairy Day is an event to attend for anyone connected to the dairy industry providing an opportunity to network, share knowledge and learn.


Latest News

30 May 2023

The 25th Annual General Meeting of members of Holstein UK will take place on 28th June 2023 at 6.00pm

The British Friesian judge for this year’s All Breeds All Britain Calf Show will be Andrea Debenham from the Oakalby/Eastpoint herds.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 British Friesian Herd of the Year Award.