3: Getting Started with Heritage Breeds

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Podcast Host: C S Wurzberger, The Green Up Girl

Guest Experts: Alison Martin & Jeannette Beranger

Choosing a breed to work with is often the most rewarding and fun part of getting involved with heritage breeds. Linking your own interests, abilities, and facilities with the needs and status of the breed is exciting. Making sure the fit is good all the way around benefits the farmer, the breed, and the future of agriculture.

This podcast covers the 7 things to think about as you embark on a project raising heritage breed animals. Visit LivestockConservancy.org to learn more.

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2: What are Heritage Breeds

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Podcast Host: C S Wurzberger, The Green Up Girl

Guest Experts: Alison Martin & Jeannette Beranger

Discover more about Heritage Breeds and which ones are considered to be the traditional livestock breeds that were raised by our forefathers. These are the breeds of a bygone era, before industrial agriculture became a mainstream practice.

These breeds were carefully selected and bred over time to develop traits that made them well-adapted to the local environment and they thrived under farming practices and cultural conditions that are very different from those found in modern agriculture. Visit LivestockConservancy.org to get involved.

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1. Introduction to Heritage Breeds

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Podcast Host: C S Wurzberger, The Green Up Girl

Guest Experts: Alison Martin & Jeannette Beranger

The Heritage Breeds podcast is brought to you by The Livestock Conservancy. They are involved in protecting nearly 200 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction.

Now, you may be scratching your head and thinking, “but I see cows and chickens all the time, how can they be endangered?” Just like there are endangered species such as pandas, tigers, and elephants, there are also endangered livestock and poultry BREEDS. Specifically, 21% of the world’s 8,000 livestock breeds are in danger of extinction.

It is these breeds that The Livestock Conservancy works to protect. In this podcast series you’ll meet the animals, breeders, and people working to save them from extinction. Visit HeritageBreeds.org to get involved.

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