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  • Relentless pressure weakens grain prices further

    Grain prices came under further pressure today (15 September) as markets continued to respond to the latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report, which raised estimates for wheat and maize production and stocks.
    Monday, September 15th, 2014

  • Somerset farmer tackles slug problem head on

    With slugs already amassing in huge armies in some arable fields, Luke Casswell visits one growers in Somerset to see how he is coping with controlling the pest this autumn amid tigher regulations of which product he can use
    Monday, September 15th, 2014

  • Sainsbury's cuts group milk price by 0.62p/litre

    Sainsbury’s has cut the milk price paid to its Dairy Development Group farmers to 32.41p/litre – a reduction of 0.62p/litre.
    Monday, September 15th, 2014

  • TB sees 17,000 cattle slaughtered in six months

    More than 17,000 cattle were slaughtered in the UK in the first six months of 2014 because of bovine TB, new government figures show.
    Monday, September 15th, 2014

  • Chafer shows ultra-accurate applicator for Avadex

    As worries about blackgrass increase, farmers are increasingly turning to Avadex granules. Andy Collings reports on a new piece of equipment that claims to make application of the product more accurate
    Monday, September 15th, 2014

British Breeds for domestic needs

The Story So Far...

Britannic Rare Breeds aim to promote all traditional and 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.

Traditional British Poultry Breeds

  • A study of all core British poultry breeds, including chickens, ducks and geese
  • Characteristics of each breed
  • Breed history
  • Breeding and management requirements
  • Modern uses of each breed
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