Mason's World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties Edition 6

August 2020
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  • Published
    3rd August 2020
  • ISBN 9781789241532
  • Language English
  • Pages 360 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"

Mason's World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties, now in its sixth edition, has a long history as a reliable and authoritative source of key livestock breed information. Intended as a list of livestock names and synonyms for breeds, groups, types and varieties worldwide, the dictionary aims to include all names found in the literature, defining each breed or type with a brief indication of identifying characteristics, uses and source of origin.

Expanded into a new edition, this established and trusted resource:
- Extends coverage to include yak, reindeer and camelids in addition to the existing cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, asses and buffalo
- Features well over 10,000 entries and cross-references on breeds, sub-breeds, types, varieties, strains and lines of species
- Covers newly created and now-recognized local breeds documented over the last two decades

An important updated work, Mason's Dictionary forms a useful reference for livestock breeders and academics interested in breeds, as well as national and international organizations with interests in livestock.

Valerie Porter

Valerie Porter is a livestock author, living in West Sussex, UK.