Why Heritage Breeds
Heritage Livestock breeds are the breeds of animals that you would have found on your great-grandparents farm/ranch, if not them, then your American fore-fathers and mothers.
Livestock breeds that have the “Heritage” distinction were developed long before the artificial, manufactured, technological, corporate, large scale agricultural business models of raising animals in confinement. However, selective breeding and genetic improvements have always been a practice of the Heritage breeders, but just in a natural breeding process.
Heritage breed animals adapt much better to the conditions of their environment, to insect pests and disease. They also live longer, have better maternal instincts, are more self-sufficient in pastures, and remain productive with less human intervention.