New Book: An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

Heritage livestockAn Introduction to Heritage Breeds: Saving and Raising Rare-Breed Livestock and Poultry

D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, Jeannette Beranger, Alison Martin

We thought this book was interesting from an ethical perspective. Are heritage breeds of livestock as important as populations and species of wildlife? The authors argue that they are, and it fits with the concept of Intangible Natural Heritage, about which we’ve published previously. Here’s what the publishes have to say:

Heritage breeds matter, and they often a better choice than conventional breeds for small farms and backyards. This eloquent, inviting, visual guide explains why conserving heritage breeds is important and shows you how you can these breeds yourself, helping to preserve them and benefiting from them at the same time. Written by three experts from the Livestock Conservancy, this book includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits, pigs, sheep, goats, cattle, donkeys, and horses, detailing each breed’s specific needs and characteristics so that you can select the one that is right for you. Whichever breed you choose, you’ll find thorough, comprehensive information on how to raise it successfully.

To find out more about the book, follow this website link.

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