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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.
Carol Ekarius is the co-author of The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook and the author of several books, including Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep (with Paula Simmons), Small-Scale Livestock Farming, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds, and Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs. She lives in the mountains of Colorado where her four-legged and winged family keeps her busy.
i was looking looking forward to receiving this book and i LOVE it. i just could not put it down and i'm still rereading much of it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elsie Eide Kelly
Nice 'coffee table' book. Great pictures, not fun reading - deals in generalities.Published 7 months ago by theben
Excellent book that covers many breeds of English livestock. Wonderful photos and well put together. I love this book.Published 9 months ago by Dale Green
Totally unexpected volume of pertinent information. Carol Ekarius is to livestock what Jerry Gettle and his crew at Baker Creek are to seeds.Published 12 months ago by Asim Stevens