Specialty Livestock

The Livestock Conservancy

Information about heritage and threatened livestock breeds of asses, cattle, goats, horses, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. Formerly named the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBA).

Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension Service.

Production and budget information for small-scale livestock systems and for non-conventional species including goats, game birds, ostriches, elk, bison and deer.

USDA. APHIS. Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health.

Information about animal disease trends and issues, chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis as they relate to game animal production.

Government of Ontario, Canada. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Web links to information about alternative livestock species including bison, camelids, deer and elk, fur-bearing animals, gamebirds, rabbits, ratites and wild boar.

University of Missouri. Cooperative Extension Service.

Links to hundreds of full-text Extension publications that address all kinds agricultural alternatives including a wide range of livestock species and production systems.

Pennsylvania State University.

Provides production, management and marketing information about exotic livestock, including bison, elk and red deer; sheep and goats; and other alternatives to conventional livestock: beekeeping, earthworms farming, aquaculture, raising rabbits, and swine production.