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

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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. 
 

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Sommario

Preface
xi
Introduction
xiii
BREEDING GENETICS AND CONSERVATION
xv
ASSES
1
CAMELIDS
54
CATTLE
83
GOATS
343
HORSES
421
PIGS
517
Masons World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding Volume 2
722
SHEEP
723
WATER BUFFALO
957
YAK
983
OTHER LIVESTOCK
997
Index
101
Copyright

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Informazioni sull'autore (2016)

Valeria Porter is a livestock author, living in West Sussex, UK.

Lawrence Alderson was born in Yorkshire on a Pennine hill farm, which followed a largely self-contained semi-organic system with pedigree livestock. He holds a degree in agricultural science from Cambridge University, with a post-graduate qualification in genetics, and during his time at there also served as President of the Cambridge University Agricultural Society. Alderson began his career lecturing in agricultural colleges, with a special interest in animal breeding and business management, before establishing his own company (Countrywide Livestock Ltd). As the owner of farms in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Northumberland, he has hands-on experience with rare equine, bovine and ovine breeds, and went on to found both Rare Breeds International and the Rare Breed Survival Trust. He has written extensively on rare breeds and genetic conservation throughout his career, including Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding. In 2004 was recognised for his services to conservation with a CBE. Formerly a member of the Defra FAnGR committee and delegate to ERFP (European Regional Focal Point) meetings, he is an international consultant on the conservation of animal genetic resources.

Stephen J. G. Hall is at Livestock Diversity Ltd., UK.

D. Phillip Sponenburg is at Virginia Tech, USA.

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