SVF Foundation

Working with SVF

Working with SVF

If you have livestock that you feel are important to preserve—whether you would like to sell, loan or make a charitable donation of livestock—give us a call. SVF will help coordinate and pay for all of the veterinary testing, and handle all transportation in-house. With a staff of 17, plus our veterinarians from Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, we are well equipped to handle all your animal’s needs. When the time comes, we will work closely with you and your veterinarian to make the process seamless. Most importantly, we look forward to learning all you have to tell us about your livestock and their pedigree, bloodline or strain.

SVF maintains approximately 125 head of cattle, sheep and goats. Livestock spend anywhere from nine months to two years on site, for the collection of semen and embryos. Our herd health program was designed by Tufts and is monitored closely. Our facility is state-of-the-art, with a full clinic, a 3,600-square-foot main barn, 14 smaller animal shelters on 22 pastures.

Following the collection of semen and embryos, animals are placed back into breeding populations whenever possible. We work with numerous organizations to facilitate placement and to promote breeding and niche markets for animal agriculture. Once placed, SVF tracks the fertility success of females from our program. As of 2010, approximately 91% of females from SVF that were bred, successfully conceived—a fertility rate well within normal range for livestock. Continued reproductive success is an important aspect of our mission.

Available Breeds

If you are interested in what we have to offer give us a call. We would be happy to discuss what we have available at this time. Even if you don’t see the breed you are looking for, contact us and let us know. We are in constant contact with breeders throughout the United States and happy to forward on the information.


Animals in Program

See all of the animals currently in the program.

Animals for Sale

The following animals are available for purchase.

Breeder Map

SVF works with rare livestock breeders all across the United States.

The Livestock Conservancy

Learn more about the Livestock Conservancy in rare breed preservation.

Click here to view the Livestock Conservancy's Conservation Priority List

Veterinary Testing Requirements

Minimum veterinary testing requirements for entry.

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