July 1992: Süderbrarup, Germany. The Angler breed and Danish Red (RDM - Rød Dansk Malkerace) make an agreement on breeding cooperation and recognizing each others' breeds and herdbooks.
March 1993: Odense, Denmark. The Angler breed and Danish Red sign the agreement on cooperation and recognizing each others' breeds and herdbooks. The breeding cooperation is named “European Red Dairy Breed” (ERDB), the names Angler and Danish Red Dairy Breed (Rød Dansk Malkerace - RDM) remain as national and international designations within the geographical area of each breed. The cooperation is open to other red breeds in Europe.
October 1993: Aarhus, Denmark. The three Baltic breeds: Eesti Punane Kari (EPK - Estonian Red), Latvijas Bruna (LB - Latvian Brown) and Lietuvos Zalieji Galvijai (LZG - Lithuanian Red) join the agreement on breeding cooperation and the “European Red Dairy Breed” organization is formed and founded. A Breeding Council is formed with three representatives from each breed, a total of 15 persons. The Board of Directors is elected, one member from each breed. The first President is Holger Moritz Hansen, RDM, Vice-Presidents are Dr. Rüdiger Wolf, Angler and Director Tônis Soonets. Other members are Dr. Aleksanders Jemel-janovs, LB and Dr. Algirdas Banys, LZG. The first secretary is Orla Kastrup Kristensen, RDM.
March 1994: Tartu, Estonia. The Constitu-tion and the breeding goals are approved.
October 1994: Sigulda, Latvia. Swedish Red and White Breed (SRB - Svensk röd og vit boskab) participates in the Breeding Council assembly, and from January 1 1995 it joins the organization as a full member. Holger Moritz Hansen retires as President, and is nominated Honorable Member. Jens Lindvig, RDM is elected as new President.
May 1995: Süderbrarup, Germany. Norwegian Red (NRF - Norsk Rødt Fe) and Polish Red participate as observers in the Board of Directors' meeting.
October 1995: Jönköbing, Sweden. The third Breeding council assembly takes place in connection with the “Elmia” exhibition.
March 1996: Panevezys, Lithuania. Polish (Polska Czerwona) Red joins the organization at the meeting in Lituania.
October 1996: Balice, Poland. The fourth Breeding Council assembly took place. Norwegian Red (NRF) and Finnish Ayrshire were recognized as new members. Montbeliarde participated in the meeting.
It was decided that a work-shop for classifiers will take place in spring 1997.
April 1997: Tune, Denmark. Workshop for classifiers of ERDB member countries.
May 1997: Odense, Denmark. The fifth Breeding Council assembly. Dr. Rüdiger Wolf, Angel, elected as president.
April 1998: Hamar, Norway. The sixth Breeding Council assembly.
May 1999: Tartu, Estonia. The seventh Breeding Council assembly.
April 2000: Tampere, Finland. The eighth Breeding Council assembly.
May 2002: Riga, Latvia. The ninth Breeding Council assembly.
May 2003: Vilnius, Lithuania. The tenth Breeding Council assembly. Austrian Dairy Simmental participated in the meeting as observes.
May 2004. Kropp, Germany. The 11th Breeding Council assembly. Lars A. Iversen, RDM elected as new president.
October 2005. Skara, Sweden. The 12 th Breeding Council assembly. Russian Red Steppe were recognized as new members.
October 2006. Norway. The 13 th Breeding Council assembly.
July 2008. Estonia. The 14 th Breeding Council assemply.