NCPI Workmark
Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Search Results


5 results for Livestock--Breeds
Currently viewing results 1 - 5
PAGE OF 1
Record #:
7796
Author(s):
Abstract:
The plight of bald eagles, manatees, and whales is well-known, but how many individuals know of endangered species like the Tunis sheep, Milking Devon, Tamworth hogs, or Pineywoods cattle. These are farm animals that were once staples of small family farms for hundreds of years. Some of them, like the Pineywoods cattle, were brought to America by Spaniards in the 1500s. Several breeds of American livestock have disappeared altogether. Farlow discusses the work of the American Breeds Livestock Conservancy. The group organized in Vermont in 1977 and later relocated to Pittsboro in 1985. The organization works to preserve the once-thriving animals for future generations. ALBC has three goals: research rare breeds, provide assistance to farmers and livestock breeders, and educate the public about these disappearing animals.
Source:
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 12, May 2006, p186-188, 190, 192, il Periodical Website
Subject(s):
Full Text:
Record #:
29886
Author(s):
Abstract:
Navajo-Churro sheep nearly went into extinction in the 1970s due to systematic extermination efforts to protect grasslands. Jessica Sanchez and Kyle Guie of Rusted Earth Farm raise and sell these sheep in Marshall, North Carolina. They are also working with textile artists to produce rugs and tapestries from Navajo-Churro wool.
Source:
Full Text:
Record #:
30144
Author(s):
Abstract:
The Riegel Paper Co. has converted 90,000 acres of pine forest into grazing range for India's most sacred cow: Brahman cattle. The hearty cattle have adjusted well to the swampy forests of Brunswick County, North Carolina, where they are bred as the preferred livestock for packing.
Subject(s):
Record #:
30810
Author(s):
Abstract:
Caraway Alpacas is one of the fifty-five North Carolina member farms on the Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners list. These farms are registered to own and breed alpacas, known for their luxurious fibers and fleece. The owners of Caraway Alpacas, near Asheboro, discuss the history and process of raising alpacas in North Carolina.
Source:
Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 42 Issue 9, Sept 2010, p16-17, il, por Periodical Website
Subject(s):
Full Text:
Record #:
31602
Author(s):
Abstract:
Fletch Pope of Catawba County is a hunter, farmer, cattleman and raconteur who recently developed an interest in buffalo. As the nation begins considering the cattle and bison as an alternate meat source, Fletch researched ways to create a “beefalo.” After multiple attempts, Fletch produced a hybrid animal mixed with a cow and a buffalo.
Source:
Subject(s):