Holstein UK

Principal Sponsor: Holstein UK

Holstein UK is a member-owned organisation aimed at assisting members in breeding profitable, robust and productive dairy cattle.  Holstein UK is dedicated to innovation and quality and is driven to continuously improve the services offered. 

Holstein Young Breeders (HYB).  You don't have to be a farmer to join HYB, if you are 26 years or under and have a passion for the dairy industry, HYB is for you! HYB is the youth subsidiary of Holstein UK.

The charity is also the parent of two subsidiary companies, the Cattle Information Service (CIS) and the National Bovine Data Centre (NBDC) and is organiser of UK Dairy Day, an annual trade event for the dairy industry.

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

The National Bovine Data Centre (NBDC) collects, manages and analyses data for the improvement of dairy production in the UK. 

Key Facts

  • Holstein UK was formed in 1999 from the merger of the Holstein Friesian Society (founded in 1909 as the British Holstein Cattle Society) and the British Holstein Society (founded in 1946).
  • The Society registers all pedigree Holstein and British Friesian cattle in the UK.
  • The Holstein breed in the UK currently averages 9,700kg per lactation over an average of three lactations.
  • A membership magazine, The Journal, is published six times a year with a circulation of over 6,000.

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