The Ayrshire Ambassadors Cooperative was founded in 2016 by a group of dairymen who want to be outspoken advocates of the Ayrshire breed.

Listed among endangered livestock watch list by the Livestock Conservancy, registrations for this historic breed have been reduced by half since 1970.

The founders are eager and determined to turn around this declining trend and leave a growing legacy for Ayrshires. They want to recruit like-minded individuals, families, farmers, and others to join this cause.

The cooperative:

  • seeks contributions and commitments from stakeholders who want to share in its mission to grow the breed
  • advocates for genomic research
  • markets and promotes the breed
  • connects knowledgeable Ayrshire farmers with prospective and/or new buyers
  • encourages a broader selection of genetically diverse AI bulls