Saving the Sturdy Little Cow That Fed Israel's Founders

Government researchers are buying up and breeding Israel’s endangered Baladi cows, which used to be the go-to source of beef here and may still have an economic role to play.

About a year ago, researcher Ariel Shabtay and his colleagues located 10 Baladi cows in the town of Ghajar, on the Lebanese border. They quickly bought the...