Guidance

Lists of recognised animal breeding organisations

In accordance with EU zootechnical legislation, Defra lists recognised breed societies for bovine, ovine, porcine and caprine species.

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This is a list of recognised breed societies for bovine, ovine, porcine and caprine species. The list of recognised equine breed organisations is also available.

EU zootechnical legislation supports intra-Community trade in purebred breeding cattle, sheep and goats, pigs and hybrid pigs, and equines, and their genetic material.

You can read more information about the work of the Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee.

If you have any questions, please email us at: fangr@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Published 1 November 2012
Last updated 9 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Replaced the bovine list as a new society has been recognised.
  2. Replaced the bovine list and the zootechnical guidance.
  3. Updated the the bovine list (addition of the newly approved Gloucester Cattle Society) and Ovine list (addition of the Hebridean Sheep Society).
  4. Replaced bovine list: updating breed secretaries and their contact details of the Ayshire, Aberdeen Angus and Beef Shorthorn cattle societies.
  5. Updated the lists for ovine, bovine and porcine species.
  6. Updated the list of ovine species.
  7. Updated the list of ovine and caprine species.
  8. Updated lists for bovine and ovine species.
  9. Updated lists for bovine, caprine, ovine and porcine species.
  10. Latest lists added for bovine, caprine, ovine and porcine species.
  11. Updated the ovine list.
  12. Updated the ovine list of recognised associations.
  13. Published latest version of the Ovine list.
  14. Bovine list updated.
  15. Ovine list updated.
  16. Added email address for Zootechnics and Fangr
  17. Uploaded latest version of the Ovine list.
  18. Latest vesrion of Bovine list: recognised associations published.
  19. Updated ovine list.
  20. Linked to list of recognised equine breed organisations.
  21. Published updated Bovine list: recognised associations
  22. First published.