Welcome to Manx Rare Breeds

Shorthorns Massey 1988_smFarm business owners Monica and Paul Davis operate several agricultural enterprises on the Isle of Man in collaboration with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, aiming to help preserve – and save from extinction – the very rarest breeds of domestic British Farm Animals.

Sadly, due to the misguided 2016 actions of OFAC followed by wrongful actions on the part of local authorities, we are significantly downsizing our operations. We are hopeful that our work over the last five years won’t go to waste and we welcome approaches from local farmers or smallholders who are interested in taking over any of our flocks or herds and continuing the breeding programmes which we have established.

We’ll never know what we might have lost if we allow endangered and threatened species of domestic animals to die out, never to return to our planet.