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British Cattle
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British Cattle

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British Cattle by Val Porter

Book Description

Since the eighteenth century British cattle breeds have spread worldwide and have made the names of several counties famous in distant lands. Yet some of those breeds have become extinct and many others have become so rare in their own country that they are in danger of disappearing. In the hope of awakening enthusiasm for the diversity that still makes British cattle so interesting, this book describes all the existing breeds and many of those that have already gone. Diversity is crucial; cattle provide meat, milk leather, muscle power and a wide range of by-products, and each breed was developed to meet specific demands.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747805144
ISBN-10: 0747805148
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 4mm)
Pages: 40
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Val Porter

British Cattle by Val Porter British Cattle, Paperback (October 2009)

Since the 18th century British cattle breeds have spread worldwide and have made the names of several counties famous in distant lands. Some of those breeds have become extinct and many others have become so rare that they are in danger of disappearing. This book describes many of the existing breeds and those that have already gone.

British Pigs by Val Porter British Pigs, Paperback (August 2009)

Over the centuries different localities had developed their own tastes in what their pigs should look like. This book describes these breeds and how they developed. It looks at some of the evocatively named extinct pigs and at foreign breeds that are imported and become part of the British pig.

Cattle, A Handbook to the Breeds of the World by Val Porter Cattle, A Handbook to the Breeds of the World, Hardback (March 2007)

Describes in detail various varieties and breeds of cattle in the world, both domesticated and wild. This book includes various breeds, especially the zebu/taurine crosses and bison/cattle and yak/cattle hybrids, and also important extinct breeds.

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Author Biography - Val Porter

Val Porter has written several books on breeds of livestock worldwide (cattle, pigs and goats) and on caring for cows in particular. She worked with a Jersey dairy herd and kept her own Jersey housecows in the 1970s, and through them be became interested in rare breeds of cattle at a time when the 'black and whites' were so dominant that there was little space left for anything more colourful. She has been a member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust for many years and was co-author of the Trust's history, 'Saving the Breeds'.

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