National Herd Development Services

(Trading name of Northern Herd Development Co-Op)


Northern Herd Development co-operative was established at Cohuna, Northern Victoria, in 1974.

Forty years later the co-operative now trades as National Herd Development to better reflect NHD's growing area of service provision.

National Herd Development provides Dairy Herd testing services throughout Northern Victoria, Riverina (NSW), Western Districts Victoria and throughout all of South Australia.

Milk analysis laboratories are located at Cohuna, Kyabram and Timboon.


Many other herd improvement services and products are provided to both Dairy and Beef farmers.


  • Semen and Breeding Advice
    All Companies - Beef and Dairy 
  • Artificial Insemination Service
    NHIA Accredited Technicians 
  • Artificial Breeding Merchandise
    AI Tanks, Tail Paint, Heat Detectors etc. 
  • Independent Herd Mating Program
  • Individual Cow Assessment and Breeding Advice
  • Stock Services
    Calf Dehorning / Freeze Branding/Pregnancy Testing 
  • Liquid Nitrogen
    On Farm Delivery Service 
  • Herd Testing & Recording
    Many Options Including EID 
  • MISTRO Computer Program
  • Livestock Sales - Elders Agents Cohuna

Dairy Sales & Service
De Laval Agent |  After Hours Breakdown
Mobile Truck Services | Feedomatic Feed Systems | Milk Machine Testing
Dairy Chemicals & Detergents - Eco Lab Agents in North West Victoria & Northern South Australia

NHD offices are located at:
Cohuna, Kyabram, Wangarratta – Northern Victoria

Timboon, Terang, Warnambool -  Western Districts Victoria
 Murray Bridge, Mount Gambier, Yankallila – South Australia


If you would like information about becoming a shareholder in Northern Herd Development co-operative please contact reception at the Cohuna office.

Northern Herd Development Co-Op