Holstein UK registers both Holsteins and British Friesians into our Herd Book. In 2020, we registered 185,000 full pedigree animals. The percentage of Holstein or Friesian contained within an animal’s ancestry is clearly denoted on pedigree certificates and on website factsheets.
Benefits of Registration
Over two-thirds of calf registrations are now submitted online via our WebReg application.
Members can also register calves by telephone Monday-Friday 8am-5pm on 0800 980 8565 or through other on-farm software programs.
Calf registrations should be submitted within 45 days of an animal’s date of birth. Registrations submitted after the 45th day may be liable for late registration fee (in addition to the cost of registration). Any calf registrations which are submitted 60 days after the animal’s date of birth will be subject to a DNA parentage check and an administration fee.
Members can choose whether they wish to receive a pedigree certificate for each calf registration. Updated registration certificates can be printed via the Member’s Area of the Holstein UK website or by contacting the Membership Services team.
Whole Herd Grade Up
Holstein UK offers a grading up procedure to enable members with non-pedigree animals to start the process to become pedigree. A Whole Herd Grade Up offer is open to all members with non-pedigree animals, irrespective of numbers. Only one application will be accepted per member, so it is important that all non-pedigree animals are applied for.