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Dear Heritage Foods USA Supporter,

This is the Last DAY to participate in our Salmon Social Buy for 2011. Click here to pick the option that is best for you: one, two or four fish! Thank you to everyone who has supported this project already! We are keeping our fingers very crossed in the hopes that we can arrive to our goal of 3000lbs sold! For everyone who has ordered, an update and tracking number will be sent Thursday and the fish will arrive Friday via FedEx!

In non-fish news we hope you consider trying one or more of our featured products. Remember, the more you purchase, the better deal you get on shipping!

8lbs Smoked Heritage Ham Boneless - $66 shipping included
This delicious ham is sold in New York at Fairway Market, Eli’s, Rub BBQ, Cleaver Company, Untitled at the Whitney Museum, Dean and Deluca, Formaggio Essex and Casellula; in Ann Arbor at Morgan and York; in Sante Fe at Real Food Nation; and in Berkeley at Café Rouge and Alice Waters’ Café Fanny! They all swear it is the best and we are sure you will too! This ham is already cooked so just heat and eat. It is a sweet and delicious ham that will last for two weeks in the fridge.

Six, Twenty-four or Forty-eight Piedmontese breed Hamburgers - $40, $155 or $300
With grilling season in full swing we are sure these burgers will get rave reviews! Our burgers come two-to-a-package making it easy to store and save. Every burger will be juicy and delicious, all the better knowing it is a purebred with thousands of years of history behind it.

6lbs Pork Burger - $49
Packed in one-pound packages, this offering is a perfect gift for anyone who loves the pig. A pork burger is flavorful, juicy and exhibits perfect porkiness. It takes excellently to a wide variety of seasonings.

Twenty or Sixty 4oz Piedmontese breed Medallions - $79 or $205
These medallions are packed two per package making this offer easy to store, refrigerate or freeze. The medallions allow for almost any preparation from sandwiches, to stand alone steaks to kebabs. If 18oz is too much for a sitting, this option is a perfect one!

Four 18oz Ribeye Steaks - $89
Four 12 oz Strips Steaks - $65

For grilling season, what is better than a perfect steak! These steaks are served the same way in hundreds of the best restaurants around the country! The Piedmontese breed is known for yielding the tenderest steaks around.


For Immediate Release
Advance Copy for Conference Sponsors
Contact: Jennifer Kendall
editor@albc-usa.org
919-542-5704

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy’s 29th Annual Conference
Taking Stock - Knowledge, Economics, and Rare Breeds

(Pittsboro, NC) – The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC), a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the future of agriculture through the genetic conservation of endangered breeds of livestock and poultry, will present its 29th Annual Conference at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas, November 11-12, 2011.

The two-day conference entitled Taking Stock - Knowledge, Economics, and Rare Breeds will explore many facets of rare breed conservation, from rare breed censusing, to animal husbandry and product marketing. The conference comes at a pivotal time in the evolution of our agriculture system. Each month, one breed of livestock goes extinct, threatening the long term security of our food supply and the genetic diversity of our planet. The ALBC conference will help farmers “take stock” of their unique situations, helping them to contribute to the future of agriculture.

The conference will begin with half-day, pre-conference clinics and will be followed by a full day of concurrent workshops, presentations and discussions. Speakers from around the country will share their knowledge and expertise with attendees, helping shape the direction of our nation’s rare breed conservation efforts.

“Heritage breed conservation is an ever-winding path and many farmers are at different points along the conservation continuum,” said Dr. Alison Martin, research and technical program director for ALBC. “The ALBC conference is a way for rare breed stewards to share their experiences while gaining the knowledge necessary to move conservation forward.” In 2011 alone, over 180 breeds of livestock and poultry were listed on the ALBC Conservation Priority List as conservation priorities.

The ALBC conference is a primary source for education and training for those interested in rare breeds of livestock and poultry. Educational sessions are geared towards a variety of audiences including farmers, food aficionados, agricultural educators, historians, chefs, conservationists and others interested in the topics of farming, biodiversity and sustainability.

The ALBC pre-conference clinics will be held Friday, November 11. Both morning and afternoon clinics are offered. The conference will officially begin Friday evening with a rare breed dinner from 5:30pm - 8:00pm at the Hilton Wichita Airport Executive Conference Center.

The full-day conference educational program will be Saturday, November 12, from 8:30am - 5:00pm at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Complete conference details and an online registration form can be found on the ALBC web site: www.albc-usa.org. For additional information, contact Jennifer Kendall at 919-542-5704.

The ALBC Annual Conference is made possible, in part, by the support of our partners. ALBC would like to thank Tractor Supply Company, SVF Foundation, Mother Earth News, GRIT magazine, the Sedgwick County Zoo, the William JJ Gordon Foundation, the 1772 Foundation, Hobby Farms magazine, Heritage Foods USA, Storey Publishing, the American Grassfed Association, the Rare Hare Barn, and the Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau for their generous support of this conference.

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Conference Costs:
Registration costs cover the Friday night dinner, conference seminars on Saturday and breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments on Saturday. Pre-conference clinics are paid on a per clinic basis.
$169 for ALBC members
$199 for non-members, (an ALBC membership can be purchased for $35.00)

About the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC):
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization working to save over 180 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Founded in 1977, ALBC is the pioneer organization in the U.S. working to conserve historic breeds and genetic diversity in livestock. ALBC’s mission is to strengthen the future of agriculture through genetic conservation and the promotion of endangered breeds of livestock and poultry.

What does ALBC do? ALBC is a catalyst for rare breed conservation. ALBC uses research, education, outreach, marketing and promotion, and genetic rescues to help ensure the future of rare breed agriculture. ALBC works directly with farmers to bridge the gap between conservation theory and on-farm practice. We provide educational materials, information, resources, training, and consultation to equip farmers with the tools necessary to successfully raise and market rare breeds of livestock and poultry. The end-result is the effective conservation of rare breeds.

Conservation of heritage breeds:

  • protects our food system by securing genetic resources;
  • ensures broad genetic diversity for the evolution of agriculture;
  • retains valuable genetic traits such as disease resistance, survival, self-sufficiency, fertility, longevity, foraging ability, maternal instincts, and more.
  • captures our heritage, history and culture;
  • maintains breeds of animals that are well-suited for sustainable, grass-based and organic systems;
  • gives small family farms a competitive edge in the challenging economics of small scale production.

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