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    DescriptionFrom the large-rumped Karakul sheep to the wrinkled Fengjing pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock breeds. Increasingly, a rare breed renaissance celebrates heritage breeds for their contribution to biodiversity, adaptation to specific environments, curious appearance, or ability to produce singular meat, milk, or fibre. At the same time, people continue to need up-to-date information about the major domestic breeds. Finally, a single resource offers detailed information about both common and heritage breeds. Finally, a single resource offers detailed information about both common and heritage breeds: "Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs" by Carol Ekarius.This attractive, at-a-glance reference, written by one of America's foremost livestock experts, covers 194 of the most significant breeds of cattle, goats, sheep, and swine - from the common Guernsey cow to the near-extinct Guinea hog. For each breed, Ekarius provides full-colour photographs, a brief history, and details about the breed's unique qualities and quirks. Readers will enjoy reading about major breeds such as the iconic Holstein cow, and Icelandic sheep, as well as hundreds of lesser-known varieties, like the long-legged, ginger-coloured Tamworth pig; the lilac-spotted Jacob Sheep; the deer like San Clemente goat; and the powerful, droopy-eared Guzerat cow.Comprehensive, colourful, and captivating, this definitive, in-depth guide is informative enough to aid farmers in breed selection, but beautiful enough for fanciers to browse as a coffee-table book. "Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs" will appeal to anyone interested in North American livestock - small-scale farmers, conservationists, agricultural historians, gourmets, biodiversity champions, animal lovers, and anyone dreaming about crafting fibres from sheep and goats. This indispensable reference showcases North American livestock breeds for what they truly are: fascinating, stunning, and endlessly varied.


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    Title
    Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carol Ekarius
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781603420365
    ISBN 10: 1603420363
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: TVH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Abridged Dewey: 636
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27650
    Libri: I-TE
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003020
    DC22: 636
    B&T Approval Code: A74361200
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 636.3
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: SF198 .E33 2008
    Thema V1.0: TVH
    Illustrations note
    full colour illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Storey Publishing LLC
    Imprint name
    Storey Publishing LLC
    Publication date
    15 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    North Adams
    Back cover copy
    From the large-tailed Karakul sheep to the floppy-eared Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock. Whether you need solid, up-to-date information on common domestic animals or you are hoping to introduce a rare heritage breed to your farm, this definitive guide has the information you need on the animals that interest you. Comprehensive, colorful, and captivating, Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs is informative enough to aid in breed selection, but beautiful and browsable enough to keep on your coffee table. Full-color photographs; a brief history; details about unique quirks, qualities, and uses; and information on conservation status bring 163 common and rare varieties to life. Whatever the breed that fascinates you, look no further than this compelling collection."