Heritage Breeds Week — Inspirational Figures

Heritage Breeds Week — Inspirational Figures

For our final entry on Heritage Breeds Week we salute the rarest breeds of all! The people who move us into action on a national and global level! We have met so many inspirational people over the years, but 5 stand out as particularly important in shaping our mission.
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Heritage Breeds Week — Tunis — Breed of the Day

Heritage Breeds Week — Tunis — Breed of the Day

Today’s breed of the day for HERITAGE BREEDS WEEK is the Tunis sheep. The Tunis breed originated in Tunisia and is reputed to be more than 3000 years old. Referred to as fat-tailed sheep in the Bible, the color ranges from tan to red with the occasional white spot on the head and haunches. The American Founding Fathers were known for their appreciation of the Tunis. John Adams mentioned the breed in his diary in 1782 noting its exceptional taste. Thomas Jefferson ordered a herd be imported f...
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Temple Grandin on Heritage Breed Conservation

Temple Grandin stands out as one of the most prominent figures in the fight for animal rights and welfare. Her work centers around the wellbeing of livestock from their birth to their death. She has consulted on the design of many slaughterhouses across the nation, including our partner Paradise Locker Meats. “I believe that the best way to create good living conditions for any animal,” she wrote in Animals Make Us Human, “whether it’s a captive animal living in a zoo, a farm animal or a pet...
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Heritage Breeds Week — Akaushi — Breed of the Day

Heritage Breeds Week — Akaushi — Breed of the Day

Today's breed of the day for HERITAGE BREEDS WEEK is the Japanese Red Cow, or Akaushi, now raised in Texas. Through a loophole in the Trade Act of 1992, three bulls and eight cows left Japan escorted by armed guards in a custom equipped Boeing 747 for the Texas heartland where they are still treated like a treasure to this day. One exciting feature of the Akaushi is the surprisingly healthy nature of its fat content. It has a high ratio of Monounsaturated fat, Oleic Acid and Conjugated Linole...
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Heritage Breeds Week — Red Wattle — Breed of the Day

Heritage Breeds Week — Red Wattle — Breed of the Day

The Red Wattle is today’s breed of the day for HERITAGE BREEDS WEEK! Named for their signature wattles that hang from their jowls — a feature that all pigs used to have
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Heritage Breeds Week — Berkshire — Breed of the Day

Heritage Breeds Week — Berkshire — Breed of the Day

Each day we will pick a new breed to CELEBRATE HERITAGE BREEDS WEEK, Tuesday is the Berkshire pig! This is the pig of English royalty, the pig of choice in Japan where it is sold as Kurobuta, and the most successful of all the heritage breeds for its marbling and flavor!
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