Pigs: A Handbook to the Breeds of the World

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Helm Information, 1993 - Breeding - 256 pages
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This study draws attention to the immense diversity in the pigs of the world. It is a guide to the breeds and types of domesticated pig, as well as their wild ancestors and relatives in detail. For at least 40,000 years pigs have been a major source of animal protein in the human diet, and they have also played an essential role in some societies far beyond that of providing meat and manure, or turning the soil for planting crops.

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TAMING THE WILD
13
PIG BREEDING
21
COLOUR PLATES
28
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