The Livestock Conservancy is analyzing the genetic health of Dexter cattle in the US and UK so herds can be managed to maximize the preservation of unique genetics.
Beginning in 2020, ARBA will sanction Rare Breed Specialty shows for the first time in the organization’s 99 year history.
Poultry and livestock experts gathered to discuss why domesticated large waterfowl and turkeys have experienced declines in populations and to explore ways to proactively address this problem.
The livestock and poultry breeds of today are the result of foundation, isolation (genetic drift), and selection, both natural and intentional.
Endangered farm animals are not as familiar as endangered wildlife species. Conservation organizations from around the world celebrate International Heritage Breeds Week to raise awareness of the increasing threat to biodiversity in animal agriculture.