Useful Links

We are often asked for contact details of different organisations that are relevant to our industry. Below are some that we think may be of use to our readers. They are organised in categories – please click on the relevant category to find the details of the organisations listed. Please note that British Dairying is not responsible for any information provided by these organisations.

Animal Health and Welfare

Contact information for organisations involved in animal health and welfare
National Animal Disease Information ServiceNADIS is a network of 60 veterinary practices and 6 veterinary colleges monitoring diseases in cattle, sheep and pigs in the UK.
South West TB adviceThe South West TB Farm Advisory Service supports all livestock farmers in the South West with guidance on TB issues.T: +44 (0)1392 440706
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NOAH (National Office of Animal Health)The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) represents the UK animal medicines industry: its aim is to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality medicines for the health and welfare of all animals.T: +44 (0)20 8367 3131
F: +44 (0)20 8363 1155
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The British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS)CTS online - the easy way to check and report your cattle informationHelplines: (office hours)
English: 0845 050 1234
Welsh: 0845 050 3456

CTS Self Service Line (24 hr)
English: 0845 011 1212
Welsh: 0845 011 1213

Breed Societies, Records and Dairy Genetics

 Contact information for breed societies and organisations involved in records and dairy genetics
Ayrshire Cattle SocietyAyrshire Cattle Society is responsible for all ancestry recording in its Herd Book, with a state of the art computer programme able to retrieve store and process records for over 250,000 animals.T: +44 (0)1292 267123
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Guernsey Cattle SocietyThe English Guernsey Cattle Society looks after the standards of the breed and is divided into four regional Associations.T: +44 (0)0923 695 204
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Holstein UKHolstein UK offers a range of services to the dairy farming industry targeted at improving the genetics and profitability of the Holstein breed.T: +44 (0)1923 695 200
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Jersey Cattle SocietyBreeding information and adviceT: +44 (0)1923 695296
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National Milk RecordsNMR is the leading supplier of milk recording services in the UK, providing management information on individual cow's performance in terms of milk quality, yield and fertility.Customer Services:
T: 0844 7255567
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The Shorthorn SocietyThe Shorthorn Society of United Kingdom & Ireland
- Patron: HRH The Princess Royal
T: +44 (0)24 7669 6549
British Cattle Breeders Club The British Cattle Breeders Club provides a forum for exchange between scientists and breeders of beef and dairy cattle. Email
The Cattle Information ServiceThe CIS is farmer-owned and farmer-controlled. Involving all the leading cattle organisations, their objective is to improve standards of service, accuracy and value throughout all dairy herd management information practices. T: +44(0)1923 695 339
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Government and Dairy Industry Bodies

 Contact information for government departments, agencies and other dairy industry bodies
AHDB logoAgriculture & Horticulture Development BoardThe Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is an evidence-based levy board with a pivotal role to make the industry sectors they support more competitive and sustainableT: +44 (0)247 669 2051
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DairyUK logoDairy UKDairy UK represents the interests of dairy farmers, producer co-operatives, manufacturers of dairy products, and processors and distributors of liquid milk throughout the United Kingdom. This supply chain approach is unique within the global dairy industry.T: +44 (0)20 7486 7244
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DEFRA logoDEFRAThe UK government department responsible for the environment, food and farming, and rural mattersT: 08459 33 55 77
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RABDF logoRABDFThe Royal Association of British Dairy FarmersT: 02476 639 317

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Rural Payments Agency logoRural Payments AgencyRPA is an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). RPA is a major delivery body for Defra, providing a range of services in support of the department's objectives. The key services we provide are making rural payments, carrying out rural inspections, and livestock tracing.T: 0845 603 7777
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Food Standards Agency logoThe Foods Standards AgencyThe Food Standards Agency is an independent Government department set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.T: +44 (0)20 7276 8829
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Welsh Government logoThe National Assembly for WalesThe Welsh Assembly Government is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Wales, including the economy, health, education, and local government.T: (English) 0845 010 3300
T: (Welsh) 0845 010 4400
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Scottish Government logoThe Scottish ExecutiveThe Government for Scotland is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport.T: 08457 741 741
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Environment Agency logoThe Environment AgencyAn executive non-departmental public body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.T: 03708 506 506
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Natural England logoThe Countryside Agency / Natural EnglandNatural England is an independent public body whose purpose is to protect and improve England's natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.T: 0845 600 3078
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The Dairy CouncilThe Dairy Council is a non-profit making organisation which provides science-based information on the role of dairy foods as part of a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle.T: +44 (0)20 7467 2629
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EBLEX logoEBLEXEBLEX aims to create a sustainable and competitive beef and lamb industry.T: +44 (0)24 7669 2051
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Research Organisations, Consultancy and Advice

 Contact information for research institutes and organisations offering general information, consultancy and advice
Kingshay logoKingshay Farming TrustKingshay specialises in providing independent and practical support to dairy farmers throughout the UK.T: +44 (0) 1458 851 555
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TEAGASC logoTeagasc - Irish Agriculture and Food Development AuthorityTeagasc is the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and the broader bioeconomy that will underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability.T: +353 (0) 59 917 0200
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IGER logoInstitute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER)The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is a world class research and education centre at Aberystwyth University. IBERS is an internationally recognised centre of excellence and students' choice for the study of biological, environmental and rural sciences.T: +44 (0)0970 823220
ADAS_logoADASADAS is the UK's largest independent provider of environmental consultancy, rural development services and policy advice.T: 0845 766 0085
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Societies and Associations

 Contact information for other societies (other than breed-related) and farming associations.
British Grassland Society logoBritish Grassland AssociationBGS is a membership organisation which acts as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage.T: +44 (0)2476 696 600
British Cattle Veterinary Association logoBritish Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA)The BCVA is the cattle specialist division of the British Veterinary Association.T: +44 (0)1452 725735
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British Veterinary Association logoBritish Veterinary AssociationThe national representative body for the veterinary profession and we help our members fulfil their professional roles.T: +44 (0)20 7636 6541
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Farmers Union of Wales logoFarmers Union of WalesThe FUW is an independent Union which values the freedom to run its own affairs. It can advance the views of farmers in Wales without fear or favour, unfettered by sectional interests.Contact
Maize Growers Association logoMaizegrowers AssociationThe Maize Growers Association was formed in 1988 by a group of farmers who identified a need for research and development of the maize crop to improve farm business profits.T: +44 (0)1363 775 040
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NFU logoNFUAdvice, news and information for farmers.T: +44 (0)24 76858500
NFU Scotland logoNFU ScotlandNFU Scotland is Scotland's lead agricultural organisation representing 10,000 farmers, crofters and growers the length and breadth of the country.T: +44 (0)131 472 4000
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NFU Cymru logoNFU CymruNFU Cymru is working to secure a better future for Welsh Farmers and the wider rural community. T: +44 (0)1982 554200
RABDF logoRABDFThe Royal Association of British Dairy FarmersT: 02476 639 317

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If you would like to suggest any other organisations that you think should be added to this page please send us an email with the name of the organisation, address, telephone number, website, a brief explanation of what they do and attach a copy of the logo (.jpg, .bmp or .png). Please note that inclusion of an organisation on the list is at the discretion of British Dairying.