Research and analysis

UK breeds at risk from exotic animal disease outbreaks

FAnGR register of at-risk breeds of cattle, horses and ponies, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry; criteria and definitions.

Documents

UK breeds at risk list (BAR)

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Definition of a breed for the purpose of the UK National Breed Inventory

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Evidence that proves a breed meets the definitions

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Criteria for eligibility to the UK BAR list

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Detail

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

These farm animal and poultry breeds are at particular risk in the event of an outbreak of exotic disease in the UK.

For a breed to be included it must:

  • be a native breed
  • be eligible for inclusion in the UK National Breed Inventory
  • have a population of registered breeding females below 3000 (1500 for pigs; 1000 for poultry)

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