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Author Sponenberg, D. Phillip (Dan Phillip), 1953-

Title 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.

Publication Info. North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  338.162 Sp66i 2014    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description 239 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 235) and index.
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.
Summary Heritage breeds matter, and they are often a better choice than conventional breeds for small farms and backyards. This eloquent, inviting, visual guide explains why conserving heritage breeds is important and shows you how you can raise these breeds yourself, helping to preserve them and benefiting from them at the same time. Written by three experts from the Livestock Conservancy, this book includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits, pigs, sheep, goats, cattle, donkeys, and horses, detailing each breed's specific needs and characteristics so that you can select the one that's right for you. Whichever breed you choose, you'll find thorough, comprehensive information on how to raise it successfully.
Subject Livestock -- Conservation.
Livestock breeds -- Conservation.
Livestock -- Breeding.
Added Author Beranger, Jeannette.
Martin, Alison, 1962-
Added Title Heritage breeds
ISBN 9781612121307 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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9781612121253 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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