Friday, August 19, 2022

Learn About Colonial Williamsburg’s Rare Breeds of Livestock

At CW’s Rare Breeds talks, guests will learn about the Rare Breeds of livestock raised in 18th-century Virginia. (WYDaily file/Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

WILLIAMSBURG — Colonial Williamsburg (CW) visitors can learn about the Foundation’s rare breeds of livestock in an educational, family-friendly program.

Beginning Monday, March 14, CW’s Rare Breeds talks will be held twice a week throughout the spring on the Wythe Property.

Founded in 1986, the program includes rare breeds of sheep, cattle, horses, oxen and poultry, which are cared for by CW’s Coach & Livestock Department.

Guests will learn about CW’s Rare Breeds program, which works to keep genetic diversity in livestock that were around in the 18th-century, as well as the importance of preserving these breeds.

This event is weather permitting.

More more information about the Rare Breeds talks, visit here.

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