Conservation Projects

RBST is at the forefront of the conservation and promotion of our rare and native breeds. We operate both in-situ projects such as our Agisted Stock programme and our work with our Approved Farm Parks and also ex-situ projects such as our National Gene Bank. You can read more about these projects below.


Current Conservation Projects

Genetic Analysis & Breeding Programmes

Genetic Analysis & Breeding Programmes

Genetic analysis of rare breed pedigrees to develop breeding conservation programmes
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RBST National Gene Bank

RBST National Gene Bank

RBST has a National Gene Bank, which contains genetic samples in deep frozen storage. These samples could be used to re-establish a breed in the event of threatened extinction due to disease or other factors.
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Agisted Stock Programme

Agisted Stock Programme

RBST buys animals representing rare or important bloodlines through this scheme to ensure that genetic diversity within the breed is conserved.
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