A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types, and Varieties / Edition 5

A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types, and Varieties / Edition 5

by Valeria Porter, I. L. Mason, Valerie Porter
     
 

ISBN-10: 085199430X

ISBN-13: 9780851994307

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: CAB International North America

This is a new edition of a standard reference text, and contains key breed information about cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, donkeys and buffalo. It contains approximately 9,000 entries and cross-references on breeds, sub-breeds, types, varieties, strains and lines of these species. The aim is to include all the livestock names that may be encountered in

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This is a new edition of a standard reference text, and contains key breed information about cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, donkeys and buffalo. It contains approximately 9,000 entries and cross-references on breeds, sub-breeds, types, varieties, strains and lines of these species. The aim is to include all the livestock names that may be encountered in international literature.

Each entry includes the current recommended English name, region or country of origin, notes on usage, followed by a brief physical description of the breed, in terms of color/markings, horns, and coat type. There is a description of the relationship with other breeds or types, and historical notes about the origin of the breed, plus details of breed societies, and herdbooks where relevant. Finally, foreign names and synonyms are listed, to aid identification.

The book has been thoroughly updated since the 4th edition was published in 1996. Revisions have been undertaken by Valerie Porter, a well-respected author of more popular works on animal breeds.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851994307
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Cabi Publishing Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.23(d)

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