Protecting Endangered Livestock

Protecting Endangered Livestock

Lorrie Boyer
Lorrie Boyer
Reporter
Livestock Conservancy Senior Project Manager, Charlene Couch, joins us today to educate us on the importance of preserving the legacy of livestock, which is what their organization does.

Our mission is to prevent the extinction of endangered breeds of livestock and poultry, especially those that have been into our country for hundreds of years. In some cases, the livestock Conservancy is, I think, in its 47th or eighth year, and it came about during the 19 Are there rather than 1976 Bicentennial, when organizations were planning to you know, to do reenactments and to show off the historic and heritage breeds that would have been on farmsteads and they weren't able to find those breeds. So our work is really centered around helping farmers with education with marketing and promotion. We do a national census every year of all the endangered breeds of livestock and poultry that we monitor.

Endangered species such as Clydesdale horses and Tennessee Fainting goats, popular on TikTok and Instagram, are on the conservation priority list for 2024. Graduating some species off this list marks a significant milestone, as the goal is to reduce the number of endangered species, recognizing their historical significance and purpose.

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