The Animal Genetic Resources Group of the Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN) of Wageningen UR recently moved from Lelystad to Wageningen. CGN now shares facilities and staff with the Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre of Wageningen UR at Wageningen University Campus. All Dutch Gene Bank collections of Farm Animal Breeds are now located in Wageningen (main location) and Utrecht (duplicate collection).
During the last decade, CGN has established valuable gene bank collections for cattle, pig, sheep, goat, horse, chicken, goose, duck, rabbit and dog breeds for long term conservation purposes. Some gene bank material has already been distributed to support the conservation of endangered breeds and for scientific research purposes. Moreover, CGN provided recommendations to breed societies about breeding and conservation strategies, and gave policy support to the Dutch government.
Based in Wageningen, CGN will continue this work.