Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs: 163 Breeds from Common to Rare

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From the large-tailed Karakul sheep to the floppy-eared Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock. Whether you need solid, up-to-date information on common domestic animals or you are hoping to introduce a rare heritage breed to your farm, this definitive guide has the information you need on the animals that interest you.

Comprehensive, colorful, and captivating, Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle,and Pigs ...

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Overview

From the large-tailed Karakul sheep to the floppy-eared Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock. Whether you need solid, up-to-date information on common domestic animals or you are hoping to introduce a rare heritage breed to your farm, this definitive guide has the information you need on the animals that interest you.

Comprehensive, colorful, and captivating, Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle,and Pigs is informative enough to aid in breed selection, but beautiful and browsable enough to keep on your coffee table. Full-color photographs; a brief history; details about unique quirks, qualities, and uses; and information on conservation status bring 163 common and rare varieties to life. Whatever the breed that fascinates you, look no further than this compelling collection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603420365
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 9/10/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 466,443
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Ekarius is the co-author of The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook and the author of several books, including Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep (with Paula Simmons), Small-Scale Livestock Farming, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds, and Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs. She lives in the mountains of Colorado where her four-legged and winged family keeps her busy.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction

Defining and Evaluating Breeds

Livestock through the Ages

Livestock in North America

Understanding Genetics

Breeding Approaches

Breed Registries

Notes on the Breed Descriptions

Cattle

A Brief History

New Breeds from Old

Form and Function

American

American-British White Park

Amerifax

Ancientn White Park

Angus

Ankole-Watusi

Aubrac

Ayrshire

Barzona

Beefalo

Beefmaster

Belgian Blue

Blonde d'Aquitaine

Braford

Brahman

Braunvieh/Brown Swiss

BueLingo

Canadian Speckle Park

Canadienne

Charolais

Chianina

Corriente

Devon and Milking Devon

Dexter

Dutch Belted

Florida Cracker

Galloway

Gelbvieh

Guernsey

Hays Converter

Hereford

Highland

Holstein (Friesian)

Jersey

Kerry

Limousin

Lincoln Red

Lineback

Lowline

Maine-Anjou

Marchigiana

Murray Grey

Normande

Norwegian Red

Parthenais

Piedmontese

Pineywoods

Pinzgauer

Red Poll

Romagnola

Salers

Santa Gertrudis

Senepol

Shorthorn and Milking Shorthorn

Simmental

South Devon

Tarentaise

Texas Longhorn

Tuli

Wagyu

Welsh Black

Goats

A Brief History

Form and Function

Alpine

Angora

Arapawa

Boer

Golden Guernsey

Kiko

Kinder

LaMancha

Myotonic

Nigerian Dwarf

Nubian

Oberhasli

Pygmy

Pygora

Saanen and Sable

San Clemente

Spanish

Toggenburg

Pigs

A Brief History

Form and Function

American Landrace

American Yorkshire

Berkshire

Chester White

Choctaw

Duroc

Gloucestershire Old Spot

Guinea Hog

Hampshire

Hereford

Lacombe

Large Black

Mulefoot

Ossabaw Island

Pietrain

Poland China

Red Wattle

Spotted

Tamworth

Vietnamese Potbelly

Sheep

A Brief History

Form and Function

Blackbelly

Black Welsh Mountain

Bluefaced Leicester

Border Cheviot

Brecknock Hill Cheviot

British Milk Sheep

California Red

California Variegated Mutant/Romeldale

Canadian Arcott

Charollais

Clun Forest

Columbia

Coopworth

Cormo

Corriedale

Cotswold

Debouillet

Dorper

Dorset

East Friesian

Finnsheep

Gulf Coast Native

Hampshire

Hog Island

Icelandic

Ile de France

Jacob

Karakul

Katahdin

Lacaune

Leicester Longwool

Lincoln Longwool

Merino

Montadale

Navajo-Churro

Newfoundland

North Country Cheviot

Oxford

Panama

Perendale

Polypay

Rambouillet

Rideau Arcott

Romanov

Romney

Royal White

Santa Cruz

Scottish Blackface

Shetland

Shropshire

Soay

Southdown

St. Croix

Suffolk

Targhee

Teeswater

Texel

Tunis

Wensleydale

Wiltshire Horn

Glossary

Resources

Bibliography

Photography Credits

Expert Consultants

Index

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