Every year, the BPA members participate in an audit of each breed, documenting data regarding breed population and geographical spread. This allows the elected BPA Breed Representatives to monitor bloodline numbers and their spread and security in different locations of the UK, adjusting the conservation objectives accordingly each year.
This data is also used by the BPA CEO at the Defra Farm Animal and Genetic Resources (FAnGR) committee meetings to underpin the protection and sustainability of our rare breeds at government level.
The results can be found here BPA Survey Results
GOS figures remain much the same levels though worryingly only 56% of registered sows are birth noting and the Rufus boar line remains stubbornly low.