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Livestock Conservancy conserves the past to save the future

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Sometimes, things that appear contradictory reveal a great truth. For the Livestock Conservancy, that comes in their unofficial mantra, “You’ve got to eat them to save them.”

How does that work?

The Conservancy is an organization based in Pittsboro that is the keeper of the genetic lines, so to speak. They take a census -- not unlike the one our nation does, every 10 years -- to see what livestock we have in North America, covering the breeds of 11 animals: cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, donkeys and rabbits.

In this edition of the Buckley Report, see how ‘You’ve got to eat them to save them’ is not only true but may be much more valuable to humans than most of us realize.