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.

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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.

Zootechnical rules and standards support trade in:

  • purebred breeding cattle
  • sheep and goats
  • pigs and hybrid pigs
  • equines
  • genetic material of all these animals

Read 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 30 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated list of recognised UK breed societies for bovine and ovine species.

  2. Updated list of recognised UK breed societies for bovine species.

  3. Updated the list of recognised UK breed societies approved or recognised for maintaining or establishing a herd-book for the bovine species.

  4. Updated recognised breed societies list for bovine and ovine species.

  5. Updated recognised breed societies list for bovine, caprine, porcine hybrid, porcine purebred and ovine species.

  6. Updated the recognised UK breed societies for the caprine species.

  7. Updated the recognised breeding operations for hybrid breeding pigs.

  8. Updated: Recognised breeding operations for hybrid breeding pigs.

  9. Updated recognised breed societies list for bovine and ovine species.

  10. Updated recognised breed societies list for bovine, caprine, porcine hybrid, porcine purebred and ovine species

  11. Updated the recognised breed societies for ovine species

  12. Updated recognised breed societies list for bovine species.

  13. Updated list of recognised breed societies for Ovine species.

  14. Updated list of recognised breed societies for Ovine species.

  15. Updated the breeding books section in the Zootechnical rules and standards attachment

  16. Updated list of recognised breed societies for ovine species.

  17. Updated recognised breed societies for bovine species.

  18. Updated the Recognised breeding operations for hybrid breeding pigs list.

  19. Updated the recognised breed societies for ovine species.

  20. Refreshing out of date information and adding updates for a no-deal brexit.

  21. Updated the lists for hybrid and purebred porcine and bovine species.

  22. Guide to zootechnical rules and standards guidance updated to include information for breeders on changes if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

  23. Latest lists of recognised breed societies for bovine and ovine species attached.

  24. Updated the FANGR contact email addrress to fangr@defra.gov.uk

  25. Update to lists of breed societies.

  26. Updated lists added for bovine, ovine, porcine and caprine species. List of recognised breeding operations for hybrid breeding pigs also added.

  27. New document added to explain the new Zootech regulations 2018 that come into force on 1 November 2018.

  28. Replaced the bovine list as a new society has been recognised.

  29. Replaced the bovine list and the zootechnical guidance.

  30. Updated the the bovine list (addition of the newly approved Gloucester Cattle Society) and Ovine list (addition of the Hebridean Sheep Society).

  31. Replaced bovine list: updating breed secretaries and their contact details of the Ayshire, Aberdeen Angus and Beef Shorthorn cattle societies.

  32. Updated the lists for ovine, bovine and porcine species.

  33. Updated the list of ovine species.

  34. Updated the list of ovine and caprine species.

  35. Updated lists for bovine and ovine species.

  36. Updated lists for bovine, caprine, ovine and porcine species.

  37. Latest lists added for bovine, caprine, ovine and porcine species.

  38. Updated the ovine list.

  39. Updated the ovine list of recognised associations.

  40. Published latest version of the Ovine list.

  41. Bovine list updated.

  42. Ovine list updated.

  43. Added email address for Zootechnics and Fangr

  44. Uploaded latest version of the Ovine list.

  45. Latest vesrion of Bovine list: recognised associations published.

  46. Updated ovine list.

  47. Linked to list of recognised equine breed organisations.

  48. Published updated Bovine list: recognised associations

  49. First published.