Guidance

Lists of recognised breed societies and breeding operations

Recognised breed societies for bovine, ovine, porcine and caprine species, and recognised breed operations for hybrid breeding pigs.

Documents

Details

Defra lists recognised breed societies for bovine, ovine, porcine and caprine species.

It also lists recognised breeding operations for hybrid breeding pigs.

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
  • equines
  • genetic material of all these animals

Read more about the work of the Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee.

Contact: fangr@defra.gov.uk

Member State colleagues

Send your queries, including notifications about the extension of the geographical territory of breeding programmes into the UK to fangr@defra.gov.uk.

Published 1 November 2012
Last updated 24 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated the lists for hybrid and purebred porcine and bovine species.
  2. Guide to zootechnical rules and standards guidance updated to include information for breeders on changes if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.
  3. Latest lists of recognised breed societies for bovine and ovine species attached.
  4. Updated the FANGR contact email addrress to fangr@defra.gov.uk
  5. Update to lists of breed societies.
  6. Updated lists added for bovine, ovine, porcine and caprine species. List of recognised breeding operations for hybrid breeding pigs also added.
  7. New document added to explain the new Zootech regulations 2018 that come into force on 1 November 2018.
  8. Replaced the bovine list as a new society has been recognised.
  9. Replaced the bovine list and the zootechnical guidance.
  10. Updated the the bovine list (addition of the newly approved Gloucester Cattle Society) and Ovine list (addition of the Hebridean Sheep Society).
  11. Replaced bovine list: updating breed secretaries and their contact details of the Ayshire, Aberdeen Angus and Beef Shorthorn cattle societies.
  12. Updated the lists for ovine, bovine and porcine species.
  13. Updated the list of ovine species.
  14. Updated the list of ovine and caprine species.
  15. Updated lists for bovine and ovine species.
  16. Updated lists for bovine, caprine, ovine and porcine species.
  17. Latest lists added for bovine, caprine, ovine and porcine species.
  18. Updated the ovine list.
  19. Updated the ovine list of recognised associations.
  20. Published latest version of the Ovine list.
  21. Bovine list updated.
  22. Ovine list updated.
  23. Added email address for Zootechnics and Fangr
  24. Uploaded latest version of the Ovine list.
  25. Latest vesrion of Bovine list: recognised associations published.
  26. Updated ovine list.
  27. Linked to list of recognised equine breed organisations.
  28. Published updated Bovine list: recognised associations
  29. First published.