Saving Heritage Breeds

Join the Real Food Revival and you can help save heritage breeds and endangered livestock

Heritage Turkeys
Choose heritage turkeys to help save endangered livestock and support local farmers.
Photo by David Cavagnero
Endangered Livestock
Learn how you can preserve rare livestock breeds on your homestead by joining the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
Photo courtesy ALBC
American Poultry Association
Bourbon Red at Sand Hill
Photo by David Cavagnero
Slow Food USA
Narragansett at Sand Hill.
Photo by David Cavagnero
Heritage Birds
Blue Slate at Sand Hill Preservation Center.
Photo by David Cavagnero
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
Belted Galloways are rugged cattle known for their abilities to forage and to withstand harsh winter condistions; they're a focus of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy efforts, too. These Belted Galloways are owned by Karen and John Thornton of Big Creek Farms, Mount Vernon, Iowa. Karen is an ALBC board member.
Photo by David Cavagnaro
Heritage Breeds
While historic livestock breeds may not be as "effecient" as their industrial counterparts, the animals are often healthier and more interesting to keep; their meat, milk or eggs are more flavorful, and their genetic diversity is vital to our food security. Learn how you can help save rare breeds by joining the Real Food Revival.
Photo courtesy Fotolia/Point2vue

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