UK Breeds Lists
The following UK breeds lists have been compiled with reference to the expert advice of the UK Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee. Their advice, including the definitions used in the criteria and some frequently asked questions is available here:
UK Breeds at Risk (BAR)
Conservation of genetic resource during an exotic disease outbreak.
A list of UK farm animal/ poultry breeds considered to be at particular risk in the event of an outbreak of exotic disease is available here:
The specific criteria for a breed to be included on the list are available here:
UK Native Breeds At Risk (NBAR)
This list of UK Native Breeds at Risk was confirmed with advice from the FAnGR Committee, who identified the breeds that meet the criteria for native breeds at risk thresholds for agri-environment schemes contained in the EU’s rural development regulations. This list has been accepted by the EU Commission and appropriate modifications have been implemented into the Rural Development Programme for England; giving the list proper effect.
Exotic Global Breeds at Risk (EGBAR)
The following list has been compiled by the FAnGR Committee and is published here for comments, particularly if any omissions are apparent. Any comments on this list should be sent to the FAnGR Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Committee’s view is that exotic breeds globally at risk should relate to overall global status of a breed, regardless of status in a particular country. It is proposed that “at risk” status be defined by FAO criteria.