I write a monthly breeding column in British Dairying and have been since 2011. I look forward to engaging and informing farmers of developments and news in the breeding side of the industry.
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Lost in the Breeding Maze?

The CBC approach to improving the dairy cow. View our on-line brochure. Read More

Production, Health and Conformation

We use the 16 trait scoring system and liaise with National Milk Records to study production and pedigree information for those herds that use NMR recording. We can source information from CIS herds who are also welcome. The importance of inbreeding should not be underestimated and our mating programme will ensure that your cows are not inbred.

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do a job,¬†wait until you hire an amateur”¬†

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Independent Breeding Advice

The Cattle Breeding Consultancy

The only truly independent hands-on breeding advice service in the UK

The Cattle Breeding Consultancy was launched in February 1992 at the National Holstein Show under its original name of JB Consultancy. Its conception came through constant farmer feedback about the overwhelming choice of Holstein sires on the market and the difficulty in sorting the hype from the facts. With over 1,000 proven bulls generally available, the choice for the dairy farmer was, and still is, completely bewildering. The intention then, as now, was to offer a completely independent breeding advice service with no influence from the semen companies or breed societies.


If your herd needs an independent eye to improve your bottom line through breeding please get in touch for a no obligation appointment to discuss your requirements by calling us using the telephone contacts or contact page.
01747 825701

07770 923344


All-Weather Paintstiks

All-Weather Paintstik Livestock Markers now available through CBC.
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All Weather Paintstik

These vegetable oil based livestock markers have been popular as a heat detection aid for over fifteen years. They are easy to apply and can be carried around in the top pocket. They can be used on wet or dry hides and on all classes of livestock. They are available in a range of colours, fluorescent pink, orange, fluorescent green and blue being the most popular.

On farm ready to start scoring

Cows have been in my life for over half a century
I have always had empathy with the dairy cow and I feel that after a lifetime working with them I really understand these amazing animals