Heritage livestock are breeds of livestock that were selectively bred for many uses and climates. These livestock breeds are well rounded and more sustainable than modern livestock breeds.
What are heritage livestock breeds?
Heritage livestock breeds were developed long before the animal breeding technology that we have today was developed. These breeds were developed using selective breeding and natural mating. In other words, if you knew that your cow produced a large amount of milk and your neighbor’s bull had offspring that produced lots of butterfat in their milk, then you could breed the two to hopefully create a cow that would produce a lot of milk with a high butterfat content.
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