speaker-info

Jeannette Beranger

The Livestock Conservancy

www.livestockconservancy.org

Jeannette Beranger is a program manager for the Livestock Conservancy and has more than 30 years of experience working as an animal professional. She uses the knowledge to plan and implement breed conservation programs. At home, she maintains a heritage breeds farm with a focus on rare breed chickens and horses. In 2015, she was named one of Country Woman Magazine‘s “45 Amazing Country Women” for her work in conserving endangered breeds. Books by This Speaker: An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

Jeannette will be speaking at the Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Oregon Fairs

Workshops

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Rabbits: The secret homestead resource

Rabbits are among the easiest species to raise and, unlike most of their farmyard counterparts, require little space and will not likely disturb neighbors with noise. For people wanting to become more self-reliant for food, the rabbit is a great choice for a meat resource that also provides you with top-grade fertilizer for the garden. Learn the basics of keeping and breeding rabbits and how heritage breed rabbits offer you a wide variety of sizes, personalities, and colors from which to choose.
Modern Homesteading Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Friday 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
North Carolina, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Maryland, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Oregon, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage

How to Build a Better Chicken

So you've been keeping chickens and want to take the next step by breeding them? Learn the basics of setting up for a breeder flock and how to make good breeding decisions for creating productive birds that meet breed standards. Over time, you can make great improvements to your flock and ultimately do right by your chosen breed.
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage

Homegrown Pork and Getting Ready for Backyard Pigs

Interest in raising your own pigs for family use has soared in recent years as people discover the flavor of heritage hogs and the culinary delights these pigs offer. Learn about the basics of keeping these animals, about the breeds themselves, and how to tell them apart from the numerous imposters that can be a costly lesson to new pig owners.
Modern Homesteading Animal Husbandry

Available In:

North Carolina, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Maryland, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Oregon, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage

Homegrown Beef

With the skyrocketing cost of grass-fed beef at the grocery store, do you ever think about having a cow or two and growing your own beef? Discuss the possibilities, including the basics of keeping cattle, choosing the right breed, managing them safely, and producing high-quality meat for the family.
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage

Heritage Sheep: The rising stars for family farms

Heritage breeds of sheep are quickly becoming the darlings of today’s booming fiber arts community. Beyond fiber, they are a resource of amazing meat products that are being rediscovered by a new generation of consumers wanting sustainably raised and flavorful products. At this workshop, the Livestock Conservancy talks about the basics of keeping sheep, choosing appropriate breeds, and how they can fit in your farm plan.
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage

An Introduction to Heritage Breed Goats

Goats have many practical uses around the homestead, and their cheerful personalities put a smile on everyone's face. Hear how you can participate in saving biodiversity by adding heritage breeds to your farm. Alison Martin discusses different breeds and the basics of getting started with goats.
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Oregon, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage