RBST near Northfields, Wiltshire Local Food Shops and Producers

There are 3 RBST listings around Northfields, Wiltshire 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: https://www.rbst.org.uk/our-mission

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

  • Buttle Farm

    Award winning free range rare breed pigs, delicious charcuterie, luxury accommodation

    • Farms Not Factories (FNF): Supplier of high welfare pork
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  • West Lavington Farm Shop

    Unfortunately we have no stock in at the moment. We hope to have some more to sell in the Autumn.We have a well-established reputation for selling the...

    • Preserves
    • Miscellaneous
    • Meat
    • RBST
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  • Langley Chase Organic Farm

    Jane Kallaway rears award winning Langley Chase organic Manx Loaghtan hogget and mutton, a primitive rare breed, registered with the Soil Association...

    • RBST
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