Book Details for Rare Breeds: Unusual Farm Animals from Around the World

Rare Breeds: Unusual Farm Animals from Around the World

Format:  Paperback
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ISBN-10:  0785826467
ISBN-13:  9780785826460
Edition:  1st
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Title: Rare Breeds: Unusual Farm Animals from Around the World

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A rare breed is defined as a breed of livestock that is not common in modern agriculture, though it may have been in the past. Various national and international organizations, such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust of the United Kingdom, each define the exact parameters by which a breed may be defined as rare, and many breeds that qualify only have a few thousand or even a few hundred breeding individuals remaining in the world. These organizations promote conservation of heritage livestock for their unique traits, which may contribute to genetic diversity among animals important to human food supplies and economies, as well as to general biodiversity and improvements in animal husbandry Livestock refers to one or more domesticated animals, raised in an agricultural setting to produce commodities such as food, hair or wool for textiles, or labour. Livestock are raised for subsistence or for profit, and animal husbandry is an important component of modern agriculture, having been practised in many cultures since mankind first made the important transition from huntergathering to farming At first, promoting the eating of rare-breed livestock may seem like an odd way of conserving them. But unlike wild animals, farm stock has to pay its way or disappear forever from the planet

Author:Terry Bridge
Language: English
Pages: 256
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Weight:2 Pounds
Length:8 Inches
Width:8 Inches
Height:0.8 Inches

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Book Details Summary: The title of this book is Rare Breeds and it was written by Terry Bridge. This particular 1st edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is May 1, 2010 and it has a suggested retail price of $14.99. It was published by Chartwell Books and has a total of 256 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 0785826467 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780785826460. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.

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