Autumn RBST near York, North Yorkshire Local Food Shops and Producers

There are 3 Autumn RBST listings around York, North Yorkshire on BigBarn.

RBST means Rare Bred Survival Trust. They monitor the number of rare and native breeds and produce an annual Watchlist. They save genetics in the UK National Gene Bank. If a breed were to become extinct, they can use this store to revive a breed.

They save animals and promote the breeding and registration of rare and native breeds. Increased diversity enables faster development of new traits.

Native breeds provide a major contribution to our rural economy, both economic and culturally.  There are around 30,000 herds and flocks of native breeds in the UK.  Native breeds are part of our national identity and heritage.

Grazing with native breeds plays an important role in the development and maintenance of natural habitats and increasing biodiversity. Likewise genetic resistance is increasingly important for the control of animal diseases.  Saving our native breeds can help us to face as yet unknown challenges in the form of disease resistance and susceptibility, climate adaptation, food security and resilience. For more click here:

BigBarn works with the RBST by providing our local food map for their website and promoting their members on the main map via and all partner websites.

  • Pigasus Rare Breeds Hog Roast

    We offer rare breeds hog roast using pork that is bred and reared on our farm.  We rear slow growing rare breed varieties of pig that provide and...

    • Farms Not Factories (FNF): Supplier of high welfare pork
    • RBST
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  • Glebethorn Rare Breeds

    We are a small enterprise selling primitive and native sheep for breeding. We also sell in season lamb, hogget or mutton

    • Meat
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  • Raskelf Rare & Heritage Breeds

    Rare breed, grass fed, beef, pork & lamb Established over 25 years ago, Lyn has a passion for rare breed animals that has seen her competing and...

    • Meat
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