Homesteading with Heritage Breeds

Heritage breeds are a great option for those with a small acreage. These old-fashioned heritage breeds are hardy and versatile. In addition to preserving the genetic diversity of these wonderful heritage breeds, one Ohio couple is enjoying the rich bounty of nutritious and flavorful food they produce.

dutch belted cows
The Dutch belted cattle are a dual-purpose breed; they efficiently produce both milk and meat for the homestead.
Photo by Mary Lou Shaw