Visit the 'online' Flock Book

The Combined Flock Book (CFB) is administered by Grassroots Systems Ltd on behalf of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

RBST acts as the registration authority for the Vaynol cattle and for eight sheep breeds:

  • Boreray
  • Castlemilk Moorit
  • Manx Loaghtan
  • Norfolk Horn
  • North Ronaldsay
  • Portland
  • Soay
  • Whitefaced Woodland

Click here to see CFB Breed Descriptions

We record the registered births from these breed in the Combined Flock Book, which is published annually. Grassroots System Ltd collect the information on our behalf, if you have any questions about registrations or the Combined Flock Book please contact Grassroots direct on 01392437788 or email them at [email protected]

Register as a Combined Flock Book member

To access the Combined Flock Book you will need to register as a member and receive a Combined Flock Book number and a password. To apply please email [email protected] or call 01392 437788.

Online Access to the Combined Flock Book

Members can search for animals, look at progeny lists, extended pedigrees and owner details. Ownership records are dependent upon members notifying the registry of all changes. Members can notify deaths, transfers, new births and register previously birth-notified animals 'on line'.

When you have your Combined Flock Book membership number and password, visit the 'online' Flock Book.

Once in the Flock Book site, click on 'Manage Your Own Flock'.

If you forget your password or wish to change it, please email [email protected]

Postal Applications

To complete an application by hand, download the application form. The completed form should be sent to Grassroots Systems Ltd, PO Box 251, Exeter, EX2 8WX - remember to enclose your payment - cheques to be made payable to Grassroots Systems Ltd.

Registration Fees

Fees for applications completed 'on line' will be charged in accordance with the scale below. Once you have completed and submitted the application 'on line', you can either follow the links to pay over the web using a credit or debit card via PayPal or print off the report offered and send it to Grassroots with the appropriate fee. Cheques should be made payable to Grassroots Systems Ltd.

Registration Fees 2018 Members online Members postal Non-members
Initial flock registration n/a £10.00 £15.50

Birth notification

All lambs should be birth notified in the year of birth


Female Registration:

£5.60 £11.70

Castlemilk Moorit


Boreray and North Ronaldsay


Whitefaced Woodland


Manx Loaghtan and Portland


Norfolk Horn




Soay in USA/Canada


Late female registrations

After 2 years (all breeds)

£8.20 £11.20 £23.40

Male Registration

All breeds

£10.70 £11.70 £22.50

Late male registrations 

After 3 years (all breeds)

£21.40 £23.40 £32.00

Replacement Certificates

(each) first 10 additional copies






All fees include VAT @ 20% - A receipt will be issued.

Please make cheques payable to:

Grassroots Systems Ltd. 

and send to: Grassroots Systems Ltd, PO Box 251, Exeter, EX2 8WX

Tel/Fax: 01392 437788

If you have any questions or need any advice, complete our contact form