An introduction to heritage breeds

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​Developed for the particular needs of the working farm, heritage breeds have proved invaluable to small-scale agricultural production for centuries.


An introduction to heritage breeds : saving and raising rare-breed livestock and poultry / by the Livestock Conservancy, D. Philip Sponenberg, DVM, Jeannette Beranger, Alison Martin.

Developed for the particular needs of the working farm, heritage breeds have proved invaluable to small-scale agricultural production for centuries. This comprehensive guide explains why conserving heritage breeds remains important and how they often can be a better choice for the modern farmer than conventional animals. With profiles of heritage poultry, sheep, cattle, and more, you'll learn how to select and successfully raise the breed that is right for your specific needs. Enjoy the benefits of resilient livestock while preserving genetic diversity for future generations.

Contents:

Introduction: What heritage breeds are and why they matter -- Some background on breeds -- How heritage breeds fit into landscapes and farms -- Which species is right for you? -- Getting started with heritage breeds -- Basic breed maintenance -- Choosing a heritage breed project for your farm -- The art and science of breeding -- Rescues of breeds, strains, and animals -- Boost your participation by joining with others -- Conclusion: Heritage breeds: a future for you and for agriculture.

 

ISBN: 978-1-61212-125-3

2014 Paperback.

Pages: 239; illustrated (coloured). 26cm

 

Heritage Breeds.

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SKU 902_Intro_Heritage_Breeds
Shipping Weight 0.7000kg
Shipping Width 0.180m
Shipping Height 0.015m
Shipping Length 0.255m
Shipping Cubic 0.000688500m3

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