The Livestock Conservancy has a new initiative to bring together Fiber Artists and Producers of Heritage Breed fiber. There are currently 22 breeds of sheep on The Livestock Conservancy’s priority list. In order for these breeds to be saved from eventual extinction, there needs to be a market for their products. Worldwide, breeds of livestock become extinct every year. By creating a viable market for heritage breed fiber, there will be more interest for farmers to add these breeds to their farms.
At Tranquil Morning Farm, we are currently working to preserve three priority breeds. Santa Cruz Sheep and Gulf Coast Sheep are on the critically endangered list, and Shetland Sheep are on the recovering list. By purchasing our fibers, you give our farm the opportunity to increase our population of these breeds, and most specifically our two critical breeds. Visit our Store to see special purchases for this particular program.
You have the opportunity to sign up at The Livestock Conservancy to be a part of the Shave Em to Save Em program. When you sign up, you will receive a Rare Wool Passport. When you purchase a minimum of 4 oz. of wool from one of the producers involved in the program, you will receive from that producer a stamp to add to your passport. As you complete projects using these wools, you will receive coupons and gift certificates from The Livestock Conservancy. Visit RareWool.org for more information, official rules and to sign up for the program.
Help us to help save these endangered sheep breeds! Thank you!!