Abstract: Germplasm resources are a key component of biodiversity, which serve as a material basis for livestock production and improvement. On the basis of the survey data and treatises from the second national survey of livestock and poultry germplasm resources since 2006, the dataset collects, integrates and processes major livestock and poultry germplasm resources in China according to standard regulations. It covers information and images of 708 livestock breeds including pig, cattle, sheep, goat, chicken, duck, goose, horse, donkey, camel, etc. The dataset is import for preserving, utilizing, and sharing livestock and poultry germplasm resources, as well as for maintaining biodiversity.
Keywords: livestock and poultry; germplasm resources; dataset; information sharing; biodiversity