Traditional Cattle Breeds: And How to Keep Them by Peter King

Traditional Cattle Breeds: And How to Keep Them by Peter King

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Traditional Cattle Breeds: And How to Keep Them is an introduction for the smallholder or farmer wishing to diversify and capitalise on a growing market for high quality, traceable, local produce from traditional breeds.

With a strong emphasis throughout on the conservation of rare breeds this book explores all aspects of keeping cattle on a small-scale farming enterprise. Supported by clear text and photographs it covers:

  • Native and rare breeds
  • Establishing the herd
  • Housing and pasture requirements
  • Management and handling
  • Nutrition with an emphasis on grass
  • Health and welfare
  • Bull management
  • Breeding
  • Calving
  • Meat production
  • Marketing your own produce
  • Preparing for show and showing cattle

About the author

Peter King is an internationally acknowledged specialist in traditional farm livestock breeds. He has successfully built up his own herd of Traditional Herefords and is actively involved in the conservation of rare breeds through his work with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. He is founder chairman of the European Livestock Alliance, an organisation which campaigns for sound, sustainable animal health and welfare regulations.

Book details

128 pages
Farming Books & Videos Ltd
Publication date
December 2004



Monday 1 September, 2014 at 11:18am

Am need of keeping cattles coz that is my talent & thanks for that guidence


Saturday 17 September, 2022 at 3:44pm

I have Traditional Herefords, Miniature Hereford and Midi Hereford Cattle in the Midlands, if any ones interested.

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