The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy preserves genetic diversity by promoting historic breeds of cattle, pigs, goats, horses, asses, sheep, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. Its programs include rare breed research, gene banks and public education.
The ALBC Conservation Priority List classifies rare breeds into five categories:
The ALBC’s assistance has been invaluable in the creation of this field guide. To contact them, write to P.O. Box 477, Pittsboro, NC 27312; call (919) 542-5704; or visit the Web site at www.ALBC-USA.org .
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