Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The Rare Breeds Survival list

Throughout the world one breed of farm animal becomes extinct every month. The Rare Breeds Survival Trust is working to make sure that this does not happen in the UK. They have produced a watchlist of threatened native cattle, goats, horses, pigs, poultry and sheep. Conservation criteria determine into which category breeds are listed.

Rare breed pigs include:

1. Critical 
2. Endangered 
 British Lop
3. Vulnerable 
 Large Black; Middle White 
4. At Risk
Tamworth; Welsh;  Berkshire
5. Minority 
British Saddleback; Gloucestershire Old Spots

Taken from the RBST website 

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