The Livestock Conservancy (formerly ALBC) is America's leading nonprofit organization working to save nearly 200 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Founded in 1977, the Conservancy is the pioneer organization in the U.S. working to conserve historic breeds and genetic diversity in livestock. The Livestock Conservancy’s mission is to strengthen the future of agriculture through genetic conservation and the promotion of endangered breeds of livestock and poultry.
The Conservancy is a catalyst for rare breed conservation, using research, education, outreach, marketing and promotion, and genetic rescues to help ensure the future of rare breed agriculture.
The Livestock Conservancy works directly with farmers to bridge the gap between conservation theory and on-farm practice. We provide educational materials, information, resources, training, and consultation to equip farmers with the tools necessary to successfully raise and market rare breeds of livestock and poultry.