Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 68, No 4 (2003)

The Bela Krajina Pramenka Sheep- Conservation Strategies

Danijela TOMAŽIČ

Pages: 323-328


The small ruminants have always been and will remain the most important group of farm animals in Slovenia. An important share of agricultural grassland can only be used for grazing, particularly by small ruminants. Due to the great diversity of landscape and many types of grassland in Slovenia, the small ruminant production developed well over past centuries. This article will describe the endangered Animal genetic resources (AnGR) from the Bela Krajina, a region in the southeast of Slovenia where the Bela krajina sheep are bred, suggest how to establish the value of the breed, discus what were the reasons for decrease in the population number and finally give policy recommendations for conservation.


sheep; resources; conservation; value; policy

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