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Provides lists of reference information with standardised codes and names.  Current or planned content includes:

  • Animal breeds for livestock species
  • Crops classified by type with common and botanical names
  • Livestock feeds by category with common and scientific names
  • Agricultural compounds and veterinary medicines.

You may wish to use the Reference API to:

  • Generate a list of standardised names eg. a list of breeds for a livestock species.
  • Determine the short code of an item for a particular scheme given the item name.
  • Determine the standardised common name given a short code.
  • Determine the botanical name for a common name.
  • Validate a name or short code.
Endpoints available


The Breed Endpoint of the Reference API enables the user to retrieve a list of animal breeds and short codes for one or more species.


Authentication is not required for the Reference API.