Specialty Livestock

Find resources to help you successfully produce and market specialty livestock. For more specific information, visit our pages on Emus, Ostriches and Rheas, Llamas and Alpacas, Rabbits, and Snails.

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).

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.

USDA. APHIS. Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health.

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