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Britannic Rare Breeds aim to promote all traditional native farmed livestock, in particular rare breeds and where possible make them easily obtainable.

Native breeds form a valuable part of our cultural heritage and their continued existence and genetic diversity is important to provide opportunities and options for both commercial and domestic circumstances in the future.
Rare breeds are rare because smallholders are rare, in truth we should all do our bit to grow our own and it is in this domestic, low intensity and small scale environment that so many traditional breeds flourish where a dependant commercial strain would not.

A great array of traditional breeds still exist and it is among this great diversity that you are likely to find a breed or variety ideally suited to your own environment, requirements and circumstances.

Featured Breed - Ayrshire cow

The breed was developed in the county of Ayrshire in South West Scotland, a county of rolling hills and predominantly cattle farms. The breed has become famous as one of Britain’s foremost dairy breeds and is one of the more attractively marked of all cattle.
The Ayrshire could have been descended from imported Dutch cattle and perhaps the English ‘Teeswater’ breed.

Read more about the Ayrshire here

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