Publication Year: 2016
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Porter, Valerie; Alderson, Lawrence; Hall, Stephen J.G.; Sponenberg, D. Phillip
Publisher: CAB International--Euros
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 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.
Volume 1: contains asses, camelids, cattle, goats, horses and pigs
Volume 2: contains sheep, water buffalo, yak and other livestock
Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding: 2 volume pack