Rare Breed Animals

Rare Breed Farm Animals

Here you can see some of the animals we have at Croxteth Park Farm. Many are listed as rare, endangered or at risk. Our breeding programmes are carefully organised to help to keep these rare and valuable animal breeds alive.

The Irish Moiled herd at Croxteth was developed in 1984 and was the first Irish Moiled herd on mainland Britain. Since then, over 200 calves have been born with many being sent off to new breeding groups throughout the UK. All of our breeding females have been born at Croxteth and are one of the most genetically important herds of Irish Moiled.

In addition to our cows, we also have many rare breed pigs, sheep and goats.


  • Native Aberdeen Angus: Endangered
  • Gloucester: At Risk
  • Irish Moiled: Minority
  • Traditional Hereford: Minority
  • White Park: Minority
  • Belted Galloway: Recently moved from Minority
  • English Longhorn: Recently moved from Minority


  • Bagot: Vulnerable
  • Golden Guernsey: Minority


  • Boreray: Vulnerable
  • North Ronaldsay: Vulnerable
  • Kerry Hill: Recently moved from Minority
  • Soay: At Risk


  • Middle White: Endangered
  • Large White: Vulnerable
  • Oxford Sandy and Black: At Risk
  • British Saddleback: At Risk
  • Gloucester Old Spot: At Risk
  • British Lop: Endangered