Heritage Pigs

In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Cathy Payne and Jeannette Beranger join us to discuss the perfect heritage pig breeds to bring onto your farmstead.

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Cathy R. Payne is the award-winning author of Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Livestock Breed. Cathy has raised American Guinea Hogs, American rabbits, Silver Fox rabbits, Khaki Campbell ducks, and Gulf Coast Native Sheep, all heritage breeds on The Livestock Conservancy’s "Conservation Priority List." Cathy publicly advocates for the heritage breeds through writing, public speaking, and by frequent guest interviews on podcasts around the globe. 


Jeannette Beranger is the Senior Program Manager for The Livestock Conservancy. She uses her knowledge to plan and implement conservation programs, conduct field research, and advise farmers in their endeavors with rare breeds. She is co-author of the best-selling book “An Introduction to Heritage Breeds.”

Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest:

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Livestock Conservancy - Heritage Swine

Seven Springs Speaker Spotlight: Jeannette Beranger

The American Guinea Hog - Article by Jeannette Beranger

Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Homestead Breed - Coupon Code: MEN2019


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