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Members recieve a yearly journal and a quarterly newsletter produced by the BWCS to keep them up to date with Society activities, as well as discounted advertising rates. There are various events hosted each year such as showing workshops, herd visits and the AGM at which everyone is welcome, giving the membership a great opportunity to make contacts and keep in touch!

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Society Fees

Annual Membership, payable on 1st of January


Full Member - Adult:                                      £45

Full Member - Junior:                                     £20

Associate Member - UK:                                £20

Associate Member - Overseas:                     £45


Junior Members (under 21 on 1st January) may register up to five calves per year at half price. Additional registrations in that year will be charged at full price, as will any fees for herd prefix registration, inspections and transfer of ownership.


Registration of Herd Prefix (once only):       £10


Registration Fees - Females


0-3 months:                                                    £18

3-6 months:                                                    £36

6-12 months:                                                  £54

12-18 months:                                                £110


Registration over 18 months for B grade females entering the register after inspection: £110.00 + inspection fee


Registration Fees - Bulls


There are two options. Firstly, bulls notified to the Society with ‘intention to register’ within three months of birth will be subject to a £20 fee. Alternatively, bull calves notified as ‘birth notification only’ (free of charge) within three months of birth will be subject to the following fees if the Secretary is subsequently informed of intention to register:


3-6 months:                                                    £40

6-12 months:                                                  £60

12-18 months:                                                £125


Bulls will only become fully registered upon passing inspection between 10 and 18 months of age. Members will be required to apply for their bulls to be inspected with a notice of at least one month to allow the Society time to make arrangements.  




Registration fees for embryo transfers are double those payable for naturally born calves.


Transfer of Ownership

Fee to be paid by the vendor WITHIN 30 DAYS OF SALE. Please enclose fee and advise date of sale, name and address of purchaser and send with the animal's pedigree certificate to the Breed Secretary.


Transfer fee per animal:                                £10

Grassroots online database

Members use the Grassroots online database to register births, notify the Society of transfers, deaths and castrates and view or change their contact details. The database can also be searched by members to view details of any pedigree registered British White in the UK.


Need a guide? Click here for the Grassroots User Manual


Historical Herd Books

British White pedigree recording began in 1919 under the Park Cattle Society Herd Book, a register of members and their cattle which evolved into the BWCS Herd Book as we know it today. The first 50 years of these original Herd Books have been digitalised and are now available to view online, giving an insight into records pre-dating what is listed on the Grassroots database.

Click here to view Herd Books 1919 - 1969

BWCS privacy policy

Click here for the BWCS Privacy Notice

Sale inspections

Cattle entered for Society-supported sales will all be subject to inspection prior to sale to ensure that they meet the standard expected at these events.


Click here for the BWCS Sale Inspections Guide


Pay your BWCS subscription by standing order

Standing Order Form


Submit British White performance data

Data Submission Form

Data Submission Guide


Submit British White gestation data

Gestation Survey

Advertise with us

Annual Breed Journal

BWCS members receive 20% off Journal advertising!

Full Page               £80 (member)         £100 (non-member)

Half Page              £48 (member)         £60 (non-member)

Quarter Page       £28 (member)         £35 (non-member)


Quarterly Newsletter

Cattle/semen for sale listings are FREE for BWCS members. Quarter page adverts from non-members will be charged at £10 per issue.


BWCS Website

Cattle/semen for sale listings, website links and beef outlet features are FREE for BWCS members.


Contact the Society to start advertising with us