Why Preserve

Consumer demands for high quality, uniform and commercial food supplies, and other animal products, require intense animal breeding and selection, and efficient production systems. This situation may lead to the erosion of genetic diversity in popular livestock and poultry breeds. Facing environmental changes and the emergence of new animal diseases, it is imperative to preserve and maintain our Canadian animal genetic resources. The conservation of our livestock and poultry genetics is our insurance:

  • To enhance Canada’s ability to respond quickly to biosecurity, environmental, and food safety risks and provide economic opportunities through authoritative knowledge of bioresources.
  • To improve the competitiveness of the Canadian livestock and poultry industries through the evaluation of the status of domestic livestock genetic diversity.

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