Genetic Engineering and Native breeds

The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill and native livestock breeds Read more

Equine Conservation Project Reproduction Survey

As part of our Equine Conservation Project, we are collecting data on breeding populations and reproduction within Watchlist equines. As breeders, keepers, and reproduction specialists we require your help to collect this.  This section of the project aims to collect information on mares attempting to breed in the current year. Read more

The big country. Ideal for native breeds

In advance of RBST Scotland's conference "Back to the future" on 31 March, Martin Beard celebrates Scotland's native livestock and equines Read more

Watchlist Review

RBST is reviewing the methodology for compiling the Watchlist to ensure its fit for purpose. Read more

Rare Breed Briefing – Abattoirs

In the light of the Government's announcement that abattoirs can be supported under the Agriculture Bill, our latest Rare Breed Briefing explains the challenges our local abattoirs face and how we all have a part to play in putting things right. Read more

Rare Breed Briefing - ELM and the conservation of native livestock and equines

Christopher Price explains how the Government's new Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM) can be use to conserve our native livestock and equines. Read more