I’ve said before that I thought the animal genetic resources community had got its act together a bit better than us plants people as far as information and communications are concerned. But now I’m having second thoughts. Let’s start with FAO’s Animal Production and Health Division. It has a webpage on Implementing the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources. One component of that is the Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS). So far so good. But that includes a database of breeds. And so does ILRI’s Domestic Animal Genetic Resources Information System (DAGRIS), though admittedly this one has trait information too. And I haven’t even begun to dig into the national and regional stuff. Is this the beginning of Livestock Breed Database Hell? Oh, and ILRI also has a separate site on Animal Genetic Training Resources (AGTR).