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Cattle, A Handbook to the Breeds of the World Hardcover – 29 Mar 2007

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (29 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 186126934X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861269348
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 894,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Valerie Porter has written some 30 books on rural themes including Saving the Breeds a history of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, written jointly with Lawrence Alderson. She has edited an extensive range of agricultural, veterinary and life sciences books.


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This comprehensive guide to cattle is an essential addition to anyone with a serious interest in cattle, whether or not they intend to keep any. The information on each breed is well researched and reliable and the paintings are of near photographic accuracy. My only critisms are that in the section on the Welsh Black, Bolian Gwynion is referred to as the White Welsh instead of Belted Welsh which is how it is defined in Appendix IIIb. Another misprint is that some of the maps have their symbols marking the places of origin of different breeds in the wrong position, usually too far left.

These nitpickings aside, I personally found this book immensely pleasing. It in detail covers the complex histories and relationships of many of today's modern breeds as well as covering the more obscure and rarer breeds that are on the brink of extinction. Also covered are many of the different variations that can make up a breed.

Definitely worth five stars.
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HASH(0x9bd3c4d4) out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2016
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Wonderful book, well worth the price.
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HASH(0x9ba9ff24) out of 5 stars Cattle: A Handbook to the Breeds of the World 17 May 2010
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The book is a must for anyone interested in learning about cattle breed . This is of extreme importance in the advancement of any breeding program.
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HASH(0x9b8219d8) out of 5 stars Absolutely Outstanding 19 Mar. 2001
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this book is an absolutely oustanding modern-day treatise on some of the wide array of agricultural genetic and aseatic diversity among cows and cow relatives. Scour the earth for this book. Now. Or, at least, that's the best advice I can give to anyone ;>
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