History of the Short-Horn Cattle: Their Origin, Progress and Present Condition (Classic Reprint)
A Paperback edition by Lewis F Allen in English (Aug 1, 2018)
Excerpt from History of the Short-Horn Cattle: Their Origin, Progress and Present Condition
This book has cost me much labor. The material from which it has been drawn was difficult to obtain - much more than those not conversant with the subject would imagine - and many years have elapsed in its gathering. Short-horn cattle history, in a connected form, has never existed since the race has been known, and it is only through the scraps and desultory notes made from time to time by different breeders and occasional writers within the past seventy years that we learn anything with certainty, and then in such disconnected fragments that the toil of dissecting, arranging, and putting them together understandingly has been most perplexing and difficult.
Still, the work, such as it is, has been accomplished; and that a volume of this character is needed by the Short-horn breeders, of America, and other countries where the race exists, must be evident to every intelligent breeder. Many of the various writings relating to Short-horns, their breeding and progress, scattered through the agricultural publications of the day, both in Great Britain and America are of decided value; but portions of them have been intermixed with such partisan feeling, and sometimes so inaccurate in statement as to yield little of correct information to those who wish to arrive at the real truth of Short-horn history. The mass of cattle breeders have not been of the class addicted to scholastic pursuits, although they knew many facts, valuable and important.
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History of the Short-Horn Cattle Paperback edition by Lewis F Allen
- Lewis F Allen
- Forgotten Books
- Publication date
- Aug 1, 2018
- Product dimensions
- 152 x 229 x 15mm