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An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

Saving and Raising Rare-Breed Livestock and Poultry

By D. Phillip Sponenberg, Jeannette Beranger, Alison Martin

Developed for the particular needs of the working farm, heritage breeds have proved invaluable to small-scale agricultural production for centuries. This comprehensive guide explains why conserving heritage breeds remains important and how they often can be a better choice for the modern farmer than conventional animals. With profiles of heritage poultry, sheep, cattle, and more, you’ll learn how to select and successfully raise the breed that is right for your specific needs. Enjoy the benefits of resilient livestock while preserving genetic diversity for future generations.

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May 06, 2014