livestock-conservancy

Saving the Meishan Pig and Ossabaw Island Hog
October 28, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites The Meishan and Ossabaw pig breeds are two very dissimilar breeds. They are both at a critical juncture in their history. While one breed is from the …

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Conserving Romeldale CVM Sheep
October 15, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By the National Romeldale CVM Conservancy – In 1915, A.T. Spencer purchased New Zealand Romney rams from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (the 1915 World’s Fair) in San Francisco. …

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10 Pig Breeds for the Homestead
September 16, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Has the time come to add pig breeds to your list of homestead goals? With the proper homestead fencing and pig shelter, the quick grow out time …

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The Endangered Large Black Pig
September 3, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Native to Cornwall, Somerset, and Devon in England, the Large Black pig is often referred to as the “dog” among pig breeds. This is because of its …

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7 Pasture Pig Breeds for the Small Farm
August 5, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Raising pasture pig breeds is talked about frequently in farming discussions. Not too far back in agrarian history, pasture pig breeds were more common. Keeping a few …

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Breed Diversity and Results of Inbreeding
June 30, 2019 · · Homesteading

In their call to preserve biodiversity, the FAO stresses the importance of preserving heritage breeds and avoiding the results of inbreeding.

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5 Homestead Animals for Self-Sufficiency
June 17, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites If your aim is self-sufficiency and you’re not a vegan, you will need a supply of milk, eggs and meat for self-sufficiency. From cow farming to chicken …

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Working Morgans on Working Farms
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Small-scale farming, sustainable living and homesteading often come with different needs than conventional or large scale farming operations. Economy, ease and hardiness often help make these endeavors …

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North to Alaska!

Add to Favorites By Yates Colby & Bill Marion St. Croix sheep tend to conjure images of warm Caribbean islands and sandy beaches. Recently, a group of St. Croix sheep …

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Breed Profile – The Red Wattle Pig
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites The docile Red Wattle Pig has a mysterious history among heritage pig breeds. Sadly, it’s on the Threatened list of The Livestock Conservancy. When you look at the …

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5 Hog Breeds for the Backyard Homesteader
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Raising pigs for meat is a great step toward self-sustaining living, and there are several hog breeds that appear on guides to pig farming for beginners. When …

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