You can make a difference for endangered breeds of livestock and poultry by educating the public about heritage livestock breeds. Help spread the word online, at events, and anywhere there may be an interest in heritage breed conservation.
Consider adding a link to The Livestock Conservancy's website on your own site. Please link to our homepage: www.livestockconservancy.org.
If you're skilled at updating Wikipedia, we have many links on individual breed pages that need updated, plus some breed pages may not reference us - please add a blurb about us if so.
The Livestock Conservancy's General Presentation will introduce our organization, our work, the heritage breeds that we work with, and how you can help. This presentation is especially useful for groups and events. The presentation is available as PDF slides or in Powerpoint format. Please contact us for the PowerPoint presentation and the password.
Do you attend events or have a booth/display where people may be interested in heritage breeds? Download and print the materials below to take along! We have professionally printed glossy trifold general brochures available for you to hand out as well. If you would like some, contact us.
Conservation Highlights (rack card)
Heritage Sheep for Niche Production (brochure)
International Heritage Breeds Week is held annually during the third full week in May to raise awareness about endangered heritage breeds of livestock and poultry. An international campaign celebrating the weeklong event invites Heritage breed farmers and ranchers, enthusiasts, and the public to spread the word throughout their networks.
The week of awareness culminates on Saturday of the week with International Heritage Breeds Day where many farms and ranches will choose to hold local events such as farm tours, workshops, or lectures to raise awareness in their communities.
Purchase a copy of an An Introduction to Heritage Breeds -- the definitive guide written by the experts! This eloquent, inviting, visual guide explains why conserving heritage breeds is important and shows you how you can raise these breeds yourself, helping to preserve them and benefiting from them at the same time. Keep a copy on hand for yourself or donate to your local school, library, 4H, FFA, or as a prize in livestock or poultry shows!
And for a more in-depth look at livestock conservation, check out our newest book, Managing Breeds for a Secure Future, Second Edition. Bringing together the experience of three top academic experts in breeding procedure, this up-to-date edition of Managing Breeds for a Secure Future examines breeding and genetics at a level accessible to all.