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The Livestock Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect over 150 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Our mission is to protect endangered livestock and poultry breeds from extinction. Included in our mission are donkeys, cattle, goats, horses, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. Today, The Livestock Conservancy's work is more critical than ever and helps to: Protect our food systems by keeping alternative livestock and poultry genetic resources secure; Ensure the availability of broad genetic diversity for the continued evolution of agriculture; Conserve valuable genetic traits such as disease resistance, survival, self-sufficiency, fertility, longevity, foraging ability, maternal instincts; Preserve our heritage, history, and culture; Maintain breeds of animals that are well-suited for sustainable, grass-based and organic systems; and Give small family farms raising heritage breeds a competitive edge.
Holland Chicken This Breed Profile is proudly brought to you by The Livestock Conservancy! In 1934 white eggs brought premium prices at market because it was believed that white eggs had a finer, more delicate flavor. At that time most of America’s eggs were produced on small farms all across the country, and small farmers […]Read more »
Crevecoeur Chicken This Breed Profile is proudly brought to you by The Livestock Conservancy! The Crèvecoeur chicken is one of the oldest of the standard-bred fowls of France. The breed gets its name from Crève-Coeur en Ange, a small town in Normandy, France. The breed’s name translates as “broken heart” as in the romantic sense. […]Read more »
CAMPINE CHICKEN This Breed Profile is proudly brought to you by The Livestock Conservancy! The Campine is an age old Flemish breed of poultry. How old? Julius Caesar is also said to have taken Campine chickens home with him after he had completed a spell of looting in Belgium. Campine chickens are non-sitting fowl that […]Read more »