NOTE: The above logo is a copyrighted trademark of the
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy,
a non-profit organization, and is shown here by permission.
We recognize the value and importance to human society of maintaining
genetic diversity among Earth's animal population, and this includes
recognizing and preserving breeds of animals once developed or bred by
humans, but currently of little commercial importance. We also recognize
the value in preservation efforts of animal species threatened with
extinction at human hands. Pacific International Genetics therefore
offers its expertise in support of these values in many ways:
We have in stock a small, but increasing number of sires of rare or
unusual breeds (see the
Index of Sires
section, and look up the particular species of interest). Even if
you don't see the breed you are interested in, contact us anyway, as we
may be in the process of obtaining semen from a sire of that breed, or
at least know an owner that you can contact.
- For several years we have provided, and will continue to
provide, reproductive services "at cost" or free of charge to the
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, and to other organizations,
including zoos, involved in the reproduction of rare species. We
have offered assistance to the Center for Reproduction of Endangered
Species at the San Diego Zoo, and are currently cooperating with
people involved in assisted reproduction techniques with the
endangered white rhinoceros.
- We act as one of three national genetic storage banks for the
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, responsible for the
safekeeping of genetic material from rare breeds or species.
Oftentimes, this material is "split" between different sites as an
additional safeguard against possible disasters.
- We occasionally enter into cooperative arrangements with
breeders of rare breeds which assist them in the promotion and
marketing of their sire(s), and in the distribution of genetic
material worldwide. Our USDA-inspected and approved quarantine
facility for semen export can play an important role in this.
- We offer a ten percent discount on all of our services when
working with animals considered to be of "rare" or "critically
endangered" status. Services may be offered free of charge in times
For further information, please contact us, or the American Livestock
Breeds Conservancy at P.O. Box 477, Pittsboro, NC 27312;
telephone 919-542-5704; fax 919-545-0022. E-mail: