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Heritage Farm Animals

The Housing Hour November 19, 2019


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Special Guest

Jeannette Beranger

Senior Program Manager –The Livestock Conservancy

Jeannette Beranger joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss heritage farm animals and their delectable contributions to holiday cuisine traditions.

Heritage Farm Animals and Holiday Traditions

Jeanette also explains one of the most important agricultural issues facing our world “The protection of endangered livestock and poultry breeds from extinction”!

Many of America’s once-common farm animals face extinction if we do not take action now. Rare farm animals represent an irreplaceable piece of earth’s biodiversity and offer an incredible variety that may be needed for future farms – robust health, mothering instincts, foraging, and the ability to thrive in a changing climate.  These farm animals are a vital part of ensuring food security for our planet – now and for the future.

Jeannette Beranger is the Senior Program Manager for the Conservancy. She came to the organization with 25 years’ experience working as an animal professional including veterinary and zoological institutions with a focus on Heritage breeds. She has been with The Conservancy since 2005 and uses her knowledge to plan and implement conservation programs, conduct field research, and advise farmers in their endeavors with rare breeds. She is a co-author of the best-selling book “An Introduction to Heritage Breeds.” At home, she maintains a Heritage breeds farm with a focus on rare breed chickens & horses. In 2015 she was honored as one of the top “45 Amazing Country Women in America” by Country Woman magazine for her long-standing dedication to endangered breed conservation.

The Livestock Conservancy Website

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