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Saving the Breeds

Saving the Breeds Author Lawrence Alderson
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924084760234
Release 1994
Pages 162
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Many familiar breeds of farm livestock became rare or extinct as farming methods changed in the post-war years. In Britain, the formation of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) in the early 1970s was a turning point - since then, not a single traditional breed has been lost in this country, and its example has been a spur and a blueprint for many other countries in Europe and North America.



Beautiful Cows

Beautiful Cows Author Val Porter
ISBN-10 9780312605001
Release 2010-11-09
Pages 112
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The absolute best in bovine beauties! An award-winning photographer captures cows on the catwalk at their most manicured moment. Beautiful Cows is the perfect book for anyone from farmers and committed cow connoisseurs looking to "beef up" their book collection to lovers of fine photography and natural beauty. An inspired gift, this is also the ideal conversation piece for any gathering--just leave it on the coffee table and prepare to milk the applause!



The Field Guide to Cattle

The Field Guide to Cattle Author Valerie Porter
ISBN-10 0760331928
Release 2008
Pages 144
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"Features over 60 detailed breed profiles; covers physical characteristics, behavior & breeding; contains a handy glossary and resource section."-- Cover, p.1.



The English Pig

The English Pig Author Robert Malcolmson
ISBN-10 1852851740
Release 1998
Pages 160
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The English Pig is an account of pigs and pig-keeping from the sixteenth century to modern times, concentrating on the domestic, cottage pig, rather than commercial farming. In Victorian England the pig was an integral part of village life: both visible and essential. Living in close proximity to its owners, fed on scraps and the subject of perennial interest, the pig when dead provided the means to repay social and monetary debts as well as excellent meat. While the words associated with the pig, such as 'hoggish', 'swine' and 'pigsty', and phrases like 'greedy as a pig', associate the pig with greed and dirt, this book shows the pig's virtues, intelligence and distinctive character. It is a portrait of one of the most recognisable but least known of farm animals, seen here also in many photographs and other representations. The pig has a modest place in literature from Fielding's pig-keeping Parson Trulliber to Hardy's Jude the Obscure and to Flora Thompson's Lark Rise to Candleford. In modern times, while vanishing from the sight of most people, it has been sentimentalised in children's stories and commercialised in advertisements.



Cattle

Cattle Author Valerie Porter
ISBN-10 186126934X
Release 2007
Pages 400
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This encyclopedic guide traces the domestication of cattle, looking at the evolution and eventual extinction of different types and breeds. Its later chapters also touch on the wild species of the cattle family and some of their unusual interesting domesticates. Each chapter is separated according to the breed's country of origin, setting the region's cattle in a cultural as well as an agricultural context. Their main roles are also explored both historically and currently, from the production of meat or milk to representing currency or social status.



Rare Breeds

Rare Breeds Author Derek Hall
ISBN-10 0785826467
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 256
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Over the centuries man has selectively bred animals to achieve productivity. However, modern agriculture has meant that today relatively few breeds are now used and bred extensively. Fortunately, many of the more rare and interesting breeds still exist and are being carefully conserved for the future. We now realize the importance of their gene pool and enthusiasts everywhere are setting up small breeding programs for animals such as chickens, cattle, farm horses, goats, sheep, ducks and geese. This book will help the enthusiast set up a breeding program and instruct them in how to care and maintain their animals. A rare breed is defined as a breed of livestock that is not common in modern agriculture, though it may have been in the past. Various national and international organizations, such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust of the United Kingdom, each define the exact parameters by which a breed may be defined as rare, and many breeds that qualify only have a few thousand or a even a few hundred breeding individuals remaining in the world.



Forages and grazing in horse nutrition

Forages and grazing in horse nutrition Author Markku Saastamoinen
ISBN-10 9789086867554
Release 2012-08-17
Pages 511
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Forages should be the basis of all diets in horse feeding. Therefore it is of major importance to determine which parameters will influence their quality. Changes on chemical composition along the vegetative cycle, nutrient losses during harvesting, preservation and storage are factors that could have an effect on nutritive value, as well on digestibility and palatability. A specific grazing and ingesting behaviour, linked to plant preferences and the selection of feeding sites will have an impact on biodiversity. This will determine the options on plant species and varieties and further management of pastures for horses. This book highlights the role of forages and grazing in horse nutrition and also gathers information about related topics, such as the contribution of local breeds for the sustainability and development of rural areas, their impact on landscape and relationships with environmental preservation. This book is the 6th volume in a scientific series conceived through the European Workshop on Equine Nutrition (EWEN) which falls under the umbrella of the Horse Commission of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). All these materials provide an interesting basis for further discussion, not only in specialized forums, but also for those involved in horse production.



British Cattle

British Cattle Author Val Porter
ISBN-10 0747807647
Release 2010-01-19
Pages 56
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Since the eighteenth century, British cattle breeds have spread worldwide and have made the names of several counties famous in distant lands. Yet some of those breeds have become extinct and many others have become so rare in their own country that they are in danger of disappearing. In the hope of awakening enthusiasm for the diversity that still makes British cattle so interesting, this book describes all the existing breeds and many of those that have already gone. Diversity is crucial; cattle provide meat, milk, leather, muscle power and a wide range of by-products, and each breed was developed to meet specific demands. Most were perfectly suited to the environment in which they first developed - be it moorland, island, hill country or lush lowland. Agricultural practices and the markets that farmers serve change, but there will always be a place for good breeds that can meet different needs.



To the rescue

To the rescue Author Rita Vandivert
ISBN-10 0723262152
Release 1982
Pages 119
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To the rescue has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from To the rescue also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full To the rescue book for free.



The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds

The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds Author Janet Vorwald Dohner
ISBN-10 9780300138139
Release 2001
Pages 514
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The hardy, multipurpose Dominique chickens that came to the New World with the Pilgrims and later travelled in pioneer saddlebags to help settle the West were once too numerous to count, by 1990 a mere 500 hens survived. This is but a single example of the diminishing diversity of farm animals: half of once-common livestock breeds are endangered, others are already extinct. The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says the author of this definitive book on endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. Farmyard animals may hold critical keys for our survival, Jan Dohner warns, and with each extinction, genetic traits of potentially vital importance to our agricultural future or to medical progress are forever lost. This comprehensive book features: * complete information on the history, characteristics, qualities, and traits of 138 endangered livestock breeds (goats, sheep, swine, cattle, horses, other equines) and 53 poultry breeds (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese) * where these breeds may be seen today * the degree of rarity of each breed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada * information on feral livestock populations * 160 colour photographs and over 80 black and white photos and historical illustrations



Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep Author Philip Walling
ISBN-10 9781847658036
Release 2014-04-03
Pages 266
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Sheep are the thread that runs through the history of the English countryside. Our fortunes were once founded on sheep, and this book tells a story of wool and money and history, of merchants and farmers and shepherds, of English yeomen and how they got their freedom, and above all, of the soil. Sheep have helped define our culture and topography, impacting on everything from accent and idiom, architecture, roads and waterways, to social progression and wealth. With his eye for the idiosyncratic, Philip meets the native breeds that thrive in this country; he tells stories about each breed, meets their shepherds and owners, learns about their past - and confronts the present realities of sheep farming. Along the way, Philip meets the people of the countryside and their many professions: the mole-catchers, the stick-makers, the tobacco-twisters and clog-wrights. He explores this artisan heritage as he re-discovers the countryside, and finds a lifestyle parallel to modern existence, struggling to remain unchanged - and at its heart, always sheep.



Mason s World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding 2 Volume Pack

Mason s World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding  2 Volume Pack Author Valerie Porter
ISBN-10 9781845934668
Release 2016-03-09
Pages 1107
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Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding describes breeds of livestock worldwide as well as a range of breed-related subjects such as husbandry, health and behaviour. This definitive and prestigious reference work presents easily accessible information on domestication (including wild ancestors and related species), genetics and breeding, livestock produce and markets, as well as breed conservation and the cultural and social aspects of livestock farming. Written by renowned livestock authorities, these volumes draw on the authors' lifelong interest and involvement in livestock breeds of the world, presenting a unique, comprehensive and fully cross-referenced guide to cattle, buffalo, horses, pigs, sheep, asses, goats, camelids, yak and other domesticants.



The Genetics of the Horse

The Genetics of the Horse Author Ann T. Bowling
ISBN-10 0851999255
Release 2000-05-18
Pages 512
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The theory and application of mammalian genetics have been evolving rapidly over the past two decades. This has given scientists fresh insight into the biological processes which affect the functions of the animal in question. This is the latest title in our successful series of genetics books. Reference book providing a comprehensive review of the current research in horse geneticsChapters written by international experts in the field Of worldwide relevance



The Fleece Fiber Sourcebook

The Fleece   Fiber Sourcebook Author Carol Ekarius
ISBN-10 9781603427647
Release 2011-06-30
Pages 448
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This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist’s handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast’s ultimate reference source all in one.



Organic Agriculture

Organic Agriculture Author Acram Taji
ISBN-10 9780643099395
Release 2006-06-20
Pages 480
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With global revenue surpassing twenty-five billion dollars annually, organic agriculture is a highly visible and rapidly growing component of agricultural production. In Organic Agriculture: A Global Perspective, Paul Kristiansen, Acram Taji, and John Reganold, and their international group of contributors scientifically review key aspects of organic agriculture. At the intersection of research, education, and practice, the contributors look at the organic agricultural movement’s successes and limitations. The first half of this book critically evaluates the agricultural production of both plants and livestock in organic farming systems. All major aspects of organic agriculture are explored, including historical background and underlying principles, soil-fertility management, crop and animal production, breeding strategies, and crop protection. This global and comprehensive overview also addresses the economic, social, and political aspects of organic farming. These include economics and marketing; standards and certification; environmental impacts and social responsibility; and research, education, and extension. The book is a unique and timely science-based international work documenting current practices in organic agriculture and evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. For more than two decades, research into organic methods by mainstream scientists has generated a large body of information that can now be integrated and used for assessing the actual impacts of organic farming in a wide range of disciplines. The knowledge of selected international experts has been combined in one volume, providing a comprehensive review of organic farming globally. Researchers, teachers, extensionists, students, primary producers and others around the world who are interested in sustainable agriculture will find this book to be a valuable and reliable resource.



Cattle breeds

Cattle breeds Author Marleen Felius
ISBN-10 CHI:80017141
Release 1995
Pages 799
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The taxonomic system for cattle breeds is based on morphological, geographical and historical data. Maps show the areas in which the various breeds are found.



Veterinary History

Veterinary History Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924084961550
Release 1979
Pages
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Veterinary History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Veterinary History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Veterinary History book for free.