Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS)

 Connemara Pony

Kerry Bog Pony

Old Irish Goat

Dexter Bull

Galway Ewe

Irish Moiled Cow

Droimeann Bull

EFABIS Ireland

EFABIS Ireland is Ireland’s official information system on animal genetic resources. The National Animal Genetic Resources Information System is part of the global DAD-IS, the Domestic Animal Diversity Information System. It is used to inform on and monitor all agricultural livestock breeds held in Ireland. The Federal Office of Agriculture is responsible for the regular updating of the data.


Breed Diversity in Ireland

Mammalian and avian livestock breeds are reported to occur either in only a single country (local breeds), in several countries in one region (regional transboundary) or in different regions of the world (international transboundary).

Risk Status in Ireland for cattle, sheep, goat, pig and chicken

Based on the population size reported by countries it is possible to assess the risk of extinction of domesticated animals.