Have finally bought some pedigree cows and calves with a few more to come,
i know its an expense but how much hassle is it register and keep these cattle pedigree and their next calves.
This is only a small herd (25ish) cows to clear up fields a cannot cut for my haylage business,I’m not interested in
showing but just like good quality cattle thanks.


Livestock Farmer
sw scotland
I presume you paid more because of the pedigree so you should keep that up to date. You don't need to register all of them but surely will help when you sell some?
"how much hassle is it register "

That depends on the society and its website.
Holstein UK - very good.
Aberdeen Angus need a 9 page instruction leaflet to navigate their system. and that is a ballache.

No idea re Simmental. But all societies need annual registration to keep themselves in handbags, you'll also need a prefix for your herd and then it's £X to register a calf. Some need DNA as well - particularly after the limousin debacle on paper parentage.

Some AI bulls have royalties added to registration for the breeder, which can make a calf around £100 in fees before it walks.

Good luck!

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...