Research and analysis

Census information on livestock breeds

Numbers of females in breeds of cattle, sheep, pig, goat and horse predicted from a single year's registration data.

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The information is published by the Farm Animal Genetic Resources (FAnGR) Committee.

Census information on livestock breeds is necessary for the planning and review of conservation measures. It is fundamental to constructing priority lists and for determining whether individual breeds qualify for incentives.

You can read more information about the work of the Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee.