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Useful little book
on 28 March 2011
Having recently decided it would be interesting to learn a bit about the various different breeds of cattle, I wanted a simple and straightforward introduction- and this book exactly fit the bill. Each of the 44 breeds covered in this book has its own double page spread, with one page devoted to facts about the breed, and the other page given over to a colour photo.
Aside from a reference to the horns on Viking helmets (a popular myth but not actually true), as far as I can judge, the text seems accurate and provides a decent background and introduction for each breed. Most of the photos are of a decent quality, although a couple of them were blurry or low resolution. Also, confusingly, the text describes the Simmental breed as having a white head, but the cow picture is completely black.
These nitpicks aside, this is a good little book overall, and will make a handy reference guide for anyone interested in learning the basics about cattle breeds. On the strength of this, I would certainly consider adding Know Your Pigs to my collection as well.