Porter, Valerie The Field Guide to Cattle

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The Field Guide to Cattle

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9780760331927: The Field Guide to Cattle

The first full-color, illustrated pocket guide to North American cattle, this handy book profiles more than 60 breeds of beef, dairy, and draft cattle. Whether you are farming 50 head of cattle or raising one cow--or simply want to learn about where your milk and meat come from--this invaluable resource will tell you everything you need to know.

The field guide offers a wealth of information, from practical tips for communicating with bulls and reading a cows body language to the history and science behind crossbreeding and herd instincts. Mooing, milking, and calving; horns, bovine digestion, and the difference between dairy wedge, beef block, and draft shoulders--these topics and many more are covered in depth for breeds as familiar as Holstein, Hereford, Angus, and Jersey and as rare as Florida Cracker and Randall Lineback.

With its interesting facts, 150 color photographs, glossary, breed classification table, and resource list, The Field Guide to Cattle is the essential guidebook to North Americas cattle breeds.

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Illustrated with 150 vibrant color photographs, this essential field guide provides descriptions of the cattle breeds found in the United States and Canada, from the ubiquitous Holstein to the rare and beautiful Milking Devon.

 

Convenient and easy-to-use, this book is packed with information about behavior, characteristics, breeding, and history. Learn practical tips for interacting with cows and bulls, the difference between dairy wedge, beef block, and draft shoulders, and much more. There is even a glossary of bovine terms and a list of breed associations.

 

Whether you keep one family dairy cow or farm 50 head of beef cattle, this book is for you!

About the Author:

Valerie Porter is the editor of Mason’s World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds and the author of various books on cows, chickens, pigs, goats, and sheep. She lives in Milland, West Sussex, in the United Kingdom. 

Lynn M. Stone
is a nature photographer whose images have appeared in National Geographic, Audubon, Field and Stream, and Ranger Rick. He lives in St. Charles, Illinois.

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