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Crystal Criswell raises St. Croix hair sheep, a heritage breed that is known for being parasite resistant. At Melwood Farm, she wants to improve not only her flock, but the breed as a whole, in addition to helping conserve the breed.

The Sustainable Poultry Network conference was held Oct. 5-7 in Wilmot, Ohio. Poultry producers met to discuss topics of breeding, flock management and challenges with raising heritage breeds.

Market hog inventory, at 60.1 million head, was up 2 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from last quarter.

"Heritage" is an umbrella term that embraces pure breeds of livestock and poultry with deep histories in the United States. And many farmers are working to bring them from the brink of extinction.

PITTSBORO, N.C. -- In the world of local niche foods, raising heritage livestock is becoming just as popular as growing heirloom fruits and vegetables.