Rare Farm Breeds

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Do you think that our Prime Minister or Hugh Wirth of the RSPCA care about the Meatrix?
Sadly, it appears that they don�t care at all.  Do You Care?
Make sure that your sound is turned on and wait a short while for it to load.
GM Chooks by Inghams Chickens
Ingham's Chickens are still fed with genetically engineered food from the US.
Suggestion: Do not buy Ingham's Chooks until they are fed clean food from Australia.

Go to www.savebabe.com for the Australian Campaign.

Why buy at a Farmers� Market? � A very short story, plus a link to all the Farmers' Markets in Australia.
Farmers Markets

Acres Australia
A great magazine on farming to suit both the commercial and hobby farmer.  This magazine covers farming methods that work for us all; in other words sustainable farming for our children�s future.

Compassion in World Farming � CIWF
If you farm pigs or any other animal, don�t be a pig yourself.  Sadly in Australia the RSPCA does not care about factory farmed animals; their only concern seems to be puppy dogs and pussy cats.  It appears that some animals are more worthy than others.
Compassion in World Farming � CIWF

National Anti-Vivisection Society
There are some disgusting experiments on animals in the name of science.  A sad reality is that much animal experimentation has become an industry and has passed being a science.
National Anti-Vivisection Society

It is all very well to save our wild animals and plants but all domestic plants and animals originated in the wild.  Many of these creatures have no relatives left in the wild or their links are very tenuous and their gene pools are now very narrow.  Here are some groups who are dedicating their lives to protecting what is left of our domestic breeds heritage.

Radio National - Background Briefing
The Importance of Beatrice: Endangered Livestock
Program Transcript
Real Media
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Rare Farm Breeds: -
Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Goats, Horses & Poultry

Rare Breeds Internatational, Based in Italy www.rbi.it

Wessex Saddleback � very rare.
One of the narrowest gene pools for domestic pigs in the world.  Held perhaps only by Australia and New Zealand.

Large Black � very rare.
A small stock is conserved in Australia by Eastwind Rare Breeds Farm.  Once judged � the best of all the breeds for taste and eating quality.

Australian and New Zealand
Eastwind Rare Breeds Farm Australia www.largeblackpigs.com.au
Wessex Saddleback Pigs Australia www.fernleighfarms.com
Rare Breeds Website New Zealand www.rarebreeds.co.nz/index.html
Acres Australia www.acresaustralia.com.au

United Kingdom
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm www.baylham-house-farm.co.uk/welcome_home.html
Cotswold Farm Park � Rare Breeds Conservation www.fortunecity.com/marina/bounty/170/
Rare Breeds Survival Trust www.rare-breeds.com
Rare Breeds in Yorkshire http://freespace.virgin.net/a.wood/rarebreeds.htm
National Scrapie Plan www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/bse/bse-science/scrapie/nsp/SchemesInitiatives/rare.htm
The South of England , Rare Breeds Centre www.naturegrid.org.uk/ng-html/rarebc
Rare Breeds UK @ Old Hall Estate www.rarebreeds.uk.com/main.htm
Oak Farm Rare Breeds Park www.pebblesculpt.co.uk/oakfarm/default.html
The Rare Breeds Centre www.rarebreeds.org.uk

USA and Canada
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy www.albc-usa.org
Colonial Williams Rare Breeds Program www.history.org/Almanack/life/animals/pr_rare.cfm
Three Creek Farm www.people.virginia.edu/~lpm2u/rarebrds.html
Rare Breeds Project www.stewardshipcommunity.org/folders/programs/rare/rare1.htm
Rare Horse Breeds http://dmoz.org/Sports/Equestrian/Breeds/Rare/

Poultry (some rare).
Rare Breeds Trust of Australia - Poultry www.rbta.org/poultry.htm
African Geese www.rbta.org/africangeese.htm
Australian Heritage Farm www.rarepoultry.net
The Chook Shed http://members.iinet.net.au/~greggles1/index.html
New Zealand Rare Breeds www.rarebreeds.co.nz/ducks.html
Poultry Extension � A good site for breeds http://ulisse.cas.psu.edu/ext/ID.html
Association for the promotion of Belgian poultry breeds http://users.pandora.be/jaak.rousseau/english%20version/watervogels/merchtemse_eend.htm
The Poultry Club www.poultryclub.org/Breeds.htm
Chicken Breeds www.poultrypages.com/page1.htm
Feather Site � Some good pics for identification www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html
The Domestic Waterfowl Club of Great Britain www.domestic-waterfowl.co.uk/bali.htm
African Geese www.domestic-waterfowl.co.uk/african.htm
Rare Poultry Society, Augsberger www.poultrypages.com/ausab.htm
Transylvanian Naked Neck www.poultrypages.com/trns.htm