Press Coverage

Recent Press Releases

February 18, 2020 - Rare Breed Specialty Shows Promote Rabbit Conservation

January 13, 2020 - Serving Breed Associations to Save Rare Breeds

October 10, 2019 - International Group of Domesticated Poultry Experts Meet to Prevent Decline of Rare Breeds

August 22, 2019 - White Plymouth Rock Chicken Ancestry

May 16, 2019 - New Reports: Loss of Breeds Threatens Food Supply, Ability to Adapt

January 15, 2018 - Heritage Breed Meats Named 2018 Top Food Trend


Below is a sample of some of The Livestock Conservancy's notable press coverage. These links contain interesting facts about heritage breeds and the work of The Livestock Conservancy. They are organized chronologically, with the most recent at the top of this page.

March 16, 2018 - Hog Wild for Heritage Pork: Comeback Breeds Appeal to Today's Consumers (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

November 21, 2017 - Taste of Thanksgivings Past: Why Heritage Turkeys are Making a Comeback (The Guardian)

October 31, 2017 - Now Coming to a Backyard Near You: Weird Chickens (Wall Street Journal)

August 22, 2017 - The Fight for America's Dissappearing Ancient Dairy Cows (The Atlantic)

July 28, 2017 - America Has a Bacon Problem: Our Pigs Aren’t Fat Enough (Wall Street Journal)

July 25, 2017 - Galloways are Rare, Docile Breed (AgriNews)

April 7, 2017 - Livestock Conservancy holds seminar to help veterans become farmers (CBS)

December 29, 2016 - Race to Save Rare Breed of Pig Hinges on Eating Them (Associated Press)

November 21, 2016 - The Heritage Turkey Is Making a Comeback, Delighting Slow Food Fans (NBC)

July 1, 2016 - For Farm and Country - From Service to Stewardship (USDA Rural Cooperatives)

October 12, 2015 - How Did the Chicken Cross the World? (BBC Radio)

September 23, 2015 - North American Poultry Census By The Livestock Conservancy (Countryside)

August 18, 2015 - Livestock Conservancy conserves the past to save the future (Fox)

June 1, 2015 - How "Meat Banks" Are Helping Farmers Preserve Precious Livestock (Smithsonian Magazine)

April 24, 2015 - These Animals Might Go Extinct Because No One Wants To Eat Them (NPR)

April 24, 2015 - North Carolina Now - Successful farmers teach students (8:35 to 17:30) (PBS)

April 15, 2015 - Traditional farm, ranch breeds in serious decline (Dallas Morning News)

May 14, 2014 - Dr. Phillip Sponenberg, Virginia Tech - Fainting Goats (Northeast Public Radio)

November 23, 2013 - An Effort To Preserve Heritage Turkey Breeds (NPR)