We have the only unique collection of biological material in Poland

The current collection of the National Bank of Biological Material consists of almost 40 000 of semen from 156 bulls of the breeds Polish Red, Polish Red and White, Polish Black and White, Whitebacks, Simmental, Limousine, Holstein-Friesian of Black and White and Red and White varieties, as well as 31 cattle embryos from 6 donors of Polish Red, Polish Red and White, Polish Black and White breeds and also 342 porcine embryos from 29 donors of the Puławska and Złotnicka Spotted breeds.

The biological material collected from native breeds is used in breeding programmes for in situ conservation of genetic resources in Poland.

The table below presents the current state of the farm animal biological material stored at the NBBM according to species, breed, type and amount of biological material.

Cattle

BreedBiological materialNo. of strawsNo. of donors
POLISH REDsemen1143556
POLISH BLACK AND WHITEsemen359520
POLISH RED AND WHITEsemen441921
WHITEBACKSsemen212937
LIMOUSINEsemen2001
POLISH HOLSTEIN-FRIESIAN BLACK AND WHITEsemen22983
POLISH HOLSTEIN-FRIESIAN RED AND WHITEsemen1471414
BreedBiological materialNo. of embryosNo. of female donors
POLISH REDembryos182
POLISH RED AND WHITEembryos103
POLISH BLACK AND WHITEembryos31

Pigs

BreedBiological materialNo. of embryosNo. of female donors
PUŁAWSKAembryos30826
ZŁOTNICKA PSTRAembryos343