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Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding

Author: Valerie Porter; Lawrence Alderson; Stephen J G Hall; D Phillip Sponenberg
Publisher: Wallingford, UK : CABI, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [6th edition]View all editions and formats
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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 behavior. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Porter; Lawrence Alderson; Stephen J G Hall; D Phillip Sponenberg
ISBN: 9781845934668 1845934660 9781780647944 1780647948 9781780647975 1780647972
OCLC Number: 948839453
Notes: Revised edition of: Mason's world dictionary of livestock breeds, types, and varieties / revised by Valerie Porter. Fifth edition. c2002.
" ... effectively the 6th edition of the Dictionary ... expands on Mason's original brief entries to give fuller descriptions of the breeds and types ..."--Preface.
Description: 2 volumes (xlix, 1023, 33 pages) ; 29 cm
Contents: V. 1. Introduction : Breeding, genetics and conservation --
Asses --
Camelids --
Cattle --
Goats --
Horses --
Pigs --
V. 2. Introduction : Breeding, genetics and conservation --
Sheep --
Water buffalo --
Yak --
Other livestock : Elephants ; Cervidae : reindeer ; moose, elk and wapiti ; red, fallow and sika deer : Moschidae : Bovidae : antelope --
Bovidae : buffalo and bison --
Bovidae : musk ox --
Other domesticants --
Fur-bearing species.
Other Titles: Mason's world dictionary of livestock breeds, types, and varieties.
Responsibility: Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, and D. Phillip Sponenberg.

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This encyclopedia describes breeds of livestock worldwide as well as a range of breed-related subjects such as husbandry, health and behaviour. Volume 1 covers cattle, buffalo, horses, pigs, sheep,  Read more...

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Mason s offers well-organized, in-depth international coverage of livestock, identifying major breeds, listing existing and extinct breeds. --S.J. Bryant "CHOICE "

 
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