Conservation of AnGR in Hungary. Central Agricultural Office, Dr. Radnóczi László. S hort history of conservation of AnGR in Hungary. There were actions for saving endangered animals also in the 19th century in Hungary (1879 Szalontai pig)
Central Agricultural Office,
Dr. Radnóczi László
Breeding program must be such a regulation which can assure the maintenance of a breed with avoidance of close inbreeding and preservation of original features.
- in situ: maintenance among the original keeping and feeding conditions, production and selection methods
- ex situ: if in situ conservation is not possible. It means preservation out of the original and traditional circumstances (also contains in vitro conservation).
International Association for the Conservation of Animal Breeds in the Danubian Region
- To promote the activity of member countries in preservation of domestic animal breeds threathened by extinction.
- To organize visits and sessions in order to disseminate the important scientific and practical knowledge.
- To unite efforts for the maintanence of breeding in common genetic material of rare breeds.
The member countries are: Austria, Croatia, Czeh Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia-Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland
In present situation it is important to confirm the maintenance of these breeds by the law, because many original stud/herd/flock books of valuable domestic animal populations are in Danubian countries, as valuable items in World’s heritage.
Hungarian Grey cattle: 6862
Hungarian Buffalo: 404
Hors (7 breeds): 3707
White Racka: 2991
Black Racka: 1740
Gyimes Racka: 1542
Cigája (Tsigai): 2182
Gallinae (6 breeds): 5200
Turkey (bronze and copper): 600
Water Fowls (Hungarian frizzled goose, Hungarian duck): 800