BRIAR CREEK FARM JOINS THE LIVESTOCK CONSERVANCY
Just in time for International Heritage Breeds Week, Briar Creek Farm is proud to announce that we are now a member of The Livestock Conservancy. This organization's mission is to protect endangered livestock and poultry breeds from extinction.
Since its inception in 1977 (as the American Minor Breeds Conservancy, and later, the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy), The Livestock Conservancy has been a “central hub” for anything having to do with rare breed conservation in the United States. The Livestock Conservancy conducts research, education, outreach, marketing and promotion, and genetic rescues to help ensure the future of rare breed agriculture. Using this information, the Conservancy publishes America's list of endangered farm animal breeds, and works to ensure those breeds aren't lost to extinction.
As owners of Myotonic (Tennessee Fainting) goats, we are striving to do our part to increase the numbers of this "recovering" breed. The Myotonic goat once was listed in another category (Critical or Threatened) and has exceeded Watch category numbers but are still in need of monitoring.
You may learn more about The Livestock Conservancy and endangered / heritage breeds of livestock and poultry by visiting their website.