Help Invited for RBST Native Breed Research

Here is a message from the RBST Chief Executive, Christopher Price:

The RBST needs your help to change outdated perceptions about the commercial potential of our amazing native livestock and equine breeds.

We know that native breeds can provide strong commercial opportunities, especially in the context of the transformations taking place in UK farming and land management, local food supply chains, and consumer choice. This message is strongest when we show the evidence of the dedicated and experienced farmers and smallholders who are running businesses with rare breeds, day in and day out, throughout the UK.

If you use rare breeds in your business, please take 10 minutes to fill in this short 16-question survey – RBST SURVEY. The survey will close at midnight on 30th July 2021.

Your response will not only provide crucial insight into native breed commercial trends, it will also help RBST to champion rare breeds at this crucial turning point for UK farming.

The information you provide will be processed in accordance with RBST’s Privacy Policy | Rare Breeds Survival Trust ( We will destroy any personal information obtained through this survey when the project is complete. We will not use any such information for sales or marketing purposes. Please direct any comments or questions about this survey to Jo Linforth at