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Know Your Hobby Animals: A Breed Encyclopedia

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Know Your Hobby Animals: A Breed Encyclopedia

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Cows, sheep, and goats, oh my! Discover loads of interesting facts about 172 popular breeds of farm animals, including their unique characteristics, history, breeding, personality, and more. Fun and fascinating, this engaging, collective guide will turn both the young and old into farm animal enthusiasts!

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Hobby farmers have the important role of caring for animal breeds that are popular and widespread, as well as those that are rare and no longer commercially viable.  All of these amazing animals have a long history of providing people with food, drink, and clothing for thousands of years, and they deserve to be protected and cared for properly. 

Know Your Hobby Animals is an expansive collection of more than 170 breed profiles for a variety of cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, and goats.  Learn all about their unique attributes, personalities, history, and so much more! Discover the Dalesbred sheep that are happy to stay in one area without any fences, the agility-race-winning Pietrain pig, the Saanen that is dubbed “The Queen of the Dairy Goats,” and the friendly Piemontese cow whose breed goes back to at least 10,000 years.  There’s much to learn and appreciate about these incredible animals and their rich history and fascinating qualities.


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ISBN 9781497100879
Author Jack Byard
Book Type Paperback, 192 pages, 200 colour illustrations
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