Welcome to The Cattle Information Service (CIS)

The CIS is farmer-owned and farmer-controlled. Involving all the leading cattle organisations, our objective is to improve standards of service, accuracy and value throughout all dairy herd management information practices.

Introduction to the CIS

Historically milk recording was seen as a way to get official milk production records, and this is still important especially when marketing cows, but The Cattle Information Service (CIS) provides so much more. Fertility, health, conformation and ancestry of cows are all important factors that determine if a cow is an asset to the herd or a liability.

The development of the web based 'Your Herd' management program, has enhanced the power of milk-recording systems, with tools that encourage the farmer and advisors to view the complete picture of the herd and investigate individual cows, allowing essential management decisions to be made without the need to spend valuable time wading through information from several different sources.

Top News

SDCA - Dairy Farms reduce Dairy Cows increase

The Scottish Dairy herd analysis produced by the SDCA for 1st. January 2016 compared to 1st. January 2015 show surprising results. The net number of dairy farms has decreased by 27 to 974 the lowest in history despite 7 new dairy farms starting business but 34 ceasing to milk cows.

CIS launches new GenoCIS service at Livestock 2015

CIS identifies genetic potential with new ‘GenoCIS’ service The Cattle Information Service (CIS) has launched a new innovative technological service for customers; ‘GenoCIS’. Genomic testing allows farmers to make better informed decisions about herd performance.  With GenoCIS, genomic testing for herds is offered from a DNA sample for females of any age and any breed. 

British Cattle Breeders Conference
18 January - 20 January 2016
09:00AM - 03:30PM
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UK Dairy Expo
12 March 201609:00AM -05:00PM
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Livestock Event
06 July - 07 July 2016
07:00AM - 04:00PM
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UK Dairy Day
14 September 201607:00AM -04:00PM
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Conference Exhibition Event