Episode #047: Endangered, Rare, and Heritage Livestock Breeds – Part I


This episode, Erin talks with Ryan Walker of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (http://www.albc-usa.org/). Small Home Farmers are in a unique position to help preserve – and to benefit from – including Heritage Breeds in their selection of home farm livestock and poultry.  This episode we learn about heritage breeds and next episode we’ll talk about getting started with heritage breeds!  Erin also discusses seed starting, horse and livestock care tips for early spring, as well as orchard care reminders for this time of year.  All this and more on this latest episode!

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2 Responses to Episode #047: Endangered, Rare, and Heritage Livestock Breeds – Part I

  1. Cathy says:


    I just found your podcast and very much enjoyed the one on raising sheep.Was wandering if you have ever dune a podcast on raising pigs? My husband and I want to start next year and just doing our research at the moment and I found your guest that talked about raising sheep very informative and wish there was one like it about pigs.

    • Erin Lahey says:

      Hi Cathy! Thanks very much — I’m glad you found the sheep episode helpful! No, I have not done a pig episode, but you might find these resources helpful: The Have-More Plan by Ed Robinson, and Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs by Kelly Klober. Good luck! … And happy home farming!

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