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Masons World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding : 2 volume Pack

Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breedingdescribes 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
eBook, English, 2016
CAB International, Wallingford, 2016
Encyclopedias
1 online resource.
9781845934668, 1845934660
958946719
Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; What is a breed?; From Dictionary to Encyclopedia; BREEDING, GENETICS AND CONSERVATION; Introduction; Terminology; References and Further Reading; ASSES; Introduction; Wild ass; Domestication and spread; Breeding; Uses; Breeds; Populations; Breed descriptions; Ass Breeds; References and Further Reading; CAMELIDS; Introduction; Ancestry and taxonomy; Physiology; Camels; Camel productivity; Wild camels; Bactrian camel; Dromedary, or Arabian camel; Bactrian breeds and types Dromedary breeds and typesLamoids; Vicuña; Guanaco; The domesticants; Productivity; Lamoid types; References and Further Reading; CATTLE; Introduction; World overview, population and distribution; Uses of cattle; Cattle as biological species; New insights from modern genetics; Emergence of taurin
Describes breeds of livestock worldwide as well as a range of breed-related subjects such as husbandry, health and behaviour
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