The center of selection and breeding of sheep and goats (Ovigén) collaborates with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of the Junta de Castilla y Leon in conservation guisandesa race, goat breed considered ancient races in the catalog of the Ministry of Agriculture, fisheries and food.
Spain is one of the countries with the highest animal genetic diversity in Western Europe and in our official catalog of livestock breeds are collected 157 native breeds or varieties of which 128 They are in danger of extinction. The commitment of our country is firm to the conservation of this rich heritage and includes conservation “ex situ” through the establishment of genebanks as an essential element in developing conservation programs.
The Junta de Castilla y León demonstrates its commitment through the agreement established with Ovigén, which it includes the maintenance of animal genetic resources. It has therefore acquired 15 Copies of this goat breed to be incorporated into the center selection and breeding, with the objective of developing and freeze semen doses, and obtain embryos for conservation.