Jeannette Beranger

The Livestock Conservancy


A program manager for the Livestock Conservancy, Jeannette Beranger counts more than 30 years of experience working as an animal professional. She uses her 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 is speaking in Pennsylvania and is a contributor to Mother Earth News Fair Online.


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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 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 a wide variety of sizes, personalities, and colors from which to choose.
Animal Husbandry Hands On

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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.
Animal Husbandry

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

Adding a Cow to Your Homestead

This introductory workshop prepares the homesteader for a useful bovine addition to the family. Topics covered include breed selection, purchasing, infrastructure, feeding, breeding, milking, processing, and more.
Animal Husbandry Hands On

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