Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding

Editors: Porter, Valeria, Alderson, Lawrence and Hall, Steven et.al
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: CABI

Single-User Purchase Price: $950.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $1425.00
ISBN: 978-1-84-593466-8
Category: Agriculture, Aquaculture & Food Sciences
Image Count: 12
Book Status: Available
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Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding describes breeds of livestock worldwide as well as a range of breed-related subjects such as husbandry, health and behaviour. This definitive and prestigious reference work presents easily accessible information on domestication (including wild ancestors and related species), genetics and breeding, livestock produce and markets, as well as breed conservation and the cultural and social aspects of livestock farming.

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Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Introduction
    • Breeding, Genetics and Conservation (Lawrence Alderson)
    • VOLUME 1
    • Asses (Valerie Porter)
    • Introduction
    • Wild ass
    • Domestication and spread
    • Breeding
    • Uses
    • Breeds
    • Populations
    • Breed descriptions
    • Ass Breeds
    • References and Further Reading
    • Camelids (Valerie Porter)
    • Introduction
    • Ancestry and taxonomy
    • Physiology
    • Camels
    • Camel productivity
    • Wild camels
    • Bactrian camel
    • Dromedary, or Arabian camel
    • Bactrian breeds and types
    • Dromedary breeds and types
    • Lamoids
    • Vicuña
    • Guanaco
    • The domesticants
    • Productivity
    • Lamoid types
    • References and Further Reading
    • Cattle (Stephen Hall and Lawrence Alderson)
    • Introduction
    • World overview, population and distribution
    • Uses of cattle
    • Cattle as biological species
    • New insights from modern genetics
    • Emergence of taurine and zebu cattle
    • Evolution of cattle under domestication
    • The spread of domesticated cattle
    • Europe
    • Africa
    • Asia and Oceania
    • Americas
    • Breed differentiation and development
    • Definition of a ‘breed’
    • Breed development
    • Humps, horns, heights and hair
    • The hump of the zebu
    • Horns
    • Withers heights
    • Coat colour
    • Breed groupings
    • Synonyms
    • Performance data and dimensions
    • Glossary of terms
    • Cattle Breeds
    • References and Further Reading
    • Goats (Valerie Porter)
    • Introduction
    • Morphology and uses
    • Ears
    • Horns
    • Coat
    • Milk and meat
    • Wild goats
    • Horns in wild species
    • The wild species
    • Bezoar
    • Markhor
    • Ibex
    • Nubian ibex
    • Siberian ibex
    • Iberian wild goat
    • Walia ibex
    • Tur
    • Domestication and spread
    • Wild ancestor
    • Place and time of first domestication
    • Spread
    • Spread of different types
    • Goat Breeds
    • References and Further Reading
    • Horses (D. Phillip Sponenberg)
    • Introduction
    • Global numbers and distribution
    • Basic biology
    • Morphology
    • Colour's role in horse breeds
    • Gaits
    • Major uses
    • Wild ancestors and wild relatives
    • Domestication and spread
    • Place and time of first domestication
    • Spread
    • Blood classification system
    • Breed groups
    • Ponies
    • Light horses
    • Warmblood
    • Draught
    • Colour Breeds
    • Feral and Wild
    • Horse Breeds
    • References and Further Reading
    • Pigs (Valerie Porter)
    • Introduction
    • Populations
    • Uses
    • Meat
    • Milk
    • Leather and bristles
    • Manure
    • Laboratory pigs
    • Physiology of domestic pigs
    • Ears and tail
    • Coat colours
    • Conformation
    • Size
    • Digestive system
    • Reproduction
    • Wild species
    • Suborder Suina
    • Family Suidae
    • Genus Sus
    • Domestication and spread
    • Pig genomics
    • Breed entries
    • Glossary
    • Pig Breeds
    • References and Further Reading
    • VOLUME 2
    • Sheep (Lawrence Alderson)
    • Introduction
    • Wild species
    • Domestication
    • Breeding and genetics
    • Horns
    • Tail types
    • Disease resistance
    • Prolificacy
    • Fibre
    • Kemp
    • Double-coated sheep
    • Hair sheep
    • Fleece types
    • Wool quality
    • Wool products
    • Finewool sheep
    • Dairy sheep
    • Stratification
    • Combined Flock Book
    • Sheep Breeds
    • References and Further Reading
    • Water Buffalo (Valerie Porter)
    • Introduction
    • Taxonomy
    • Wild buffalo
    • Domestication and spread
    • River and Swamp types
    • Productivity
    • Local names
    • Water Buffalo Breeds
    • References and Further Reading
    • Yak (Valerie Porter)
    • Introduction
    • Taxonomy
    • Wild yak
    • Reproduction
    • Environmental adaptations
    • Domestic yak
    • Interbreeding
    • Yak Breeds
    • References and Further Reading
    • Other Livestock (Valerie Porter)
    • Introduction
    • Elephants
    • Morphology
    • Range, habitat and populations
    • African elephant
    • Asian elephant
    • Reproduction
    • Humans and elephants
    • Taming and training
    • Captive breeding
    • Musth
    • War elephants
    • Working elephants
    • Working Indian elephants
    • Working elephants in other countries
    • Cervidae
    • Reindeer
    • Reindeer and humans
    • Reindeer ‘breeds’
    • Future of reindeer
    • Moose, elk and wapiti
    • Moose breeding
    • Elk farming
    • Red deer, fallow deer and sika deer
    • British deer farming
    • Deer farming in New Zealand
    • Russian deer farming
    • Chinese deer farming
    • Deer farming in other countries
    • Other deer
    • Moschidae
    • Bovidae: Antelope
    • Eland
    • Eland in Ukraine
    • Eland in the UK
    • Eland in Texas
    • Eland farming in Africa
    • Oryx
    • Blackbuck, nilgai and saiga
    • Bovidae: Buffalo and Bison
    • African buffalo
    • European bison (wisent)
    • American bison
    • Bovidae: Musk Ox
    • Other Domesticants
    • Rabbits
    • Rodents
    • Grasscutter
    • Guinea pig
    • Fur-bearing species
    • References and Further Reading