The Cornwall Support Group published its first web site in May 2000, it has had
several changes through the years.It has now been brought up to date to harmonise
with the RBST main web site.
The Cornwall Support Group was formed in 1984 to support the work of the Rare Breeds
Survival Trust, in Cornwall. The Trust was established in 1973 to conserve native
breeds of livestock that were threatened with extinction and to promote their use
for education and research.
Since 1974 the Trust has used its Rare Breeds Acceptance Procedure to identify the
breeds that qualify for support. This programme has been successful; no breed has
become extinct since 1973 and most breeds have increased significantly in population
size. At the same time, the immediate and potential value of several rare breeds
has been demonstrated.
In the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001 a number of rare breed animals were slaughtered
in the cull. The Trust has now launched a National Regeneration Bank that will aid
the establishment of a gene bank for safeguarding the future of these breeds.
This website is not maintained by the RBST and the RBST cannot be held responsible
for its content.