Farmers Weekly Lifetime Achievement Award for RBST Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales.

RBST is delighted that HRH The Prince of Wales, RBST’s Patron, has been awarded Farmers Weekly Lifetime Achievement Award for his special contribution to farming. Read more

Embryo Transfer Calf Gives New Hope for Rare Semi-Wild Cattle Breed

The birth of a female Vaynol calf through the first ever successful embryo transfer for a semi-feral breed of cattle has brought new hope in the work to save one of the rarest breeds of UK native livestock. Read more

RBST writes to Times on the economic and environmental benefits of our native livestock breeds.

RBST Chief Executive Christopher Price has written to The Times on the economic and environmental benefits of our native livestock breeds. The letter was in response to a letter stating their conservation was "sentimental and irrational". Read more

RBST comment on Government's gene editing consultation

The Government has launched a consultation on gene editing. See RBST's response. Read more


The work of Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) in Scotland is being significantly strengthened by the appointment of experienced business executive and rare breed farmer Martin Beard to the newly-created voluntary role of RBST Vice President Scotland, and by the creation of a new RBST Scottish Forum, launched today. Read more

RBST AGM - 22 October

This year's AGM will be held "virtually", by video and telephone. See here for details on how to register to join. Read more

An Introductory video to RBST

An Introductory video to RBST to let you know the varity of work that we do Read more

RBST Briefs MPs on Agriculture Bill

RBST has sent a briefing to MPs setting out how the new Agriculture Bill can be used to support our native livestock breeds. Read it here: Read more

RBST joins farming and environmental groups in calling on Prime Minister to maintain food standards post Brexit

RBST has joined over 60 other farming and conservation organisations in calling on the Government to maintain environmental and welfare standards post Brexit. Read the letter here. Read more

RBST letter in Sunday Times

RBST has a letter in the Sunday Times on the benefits of native breed chicken over chlorinated American chicken and factory farmed British chicken. Read more