Best Of Breeds, The: A History Of Welsh Black Cattle

BEST OF BREEDS, THE: A HISTORY OF WELSH BLACK CATTLE

Language: English

ISBN: 9781843232919

Current Publication Date: 2004

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 148

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£19.99
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Few livestock breeds can claim iconic status. Welsh Blacks can. And thanks to Jenny Buckton, their story is told and their significance explained in this superbly researched and comprehensively illustrated book.

But in exploring the history and evolution of the breed, the author also outlines significant developments in Welsh farming life over the centuries, incorporating aspects of science, folklore and literature as well as the anecdotes and authority of well-established breeders and enthusiasts.

The prominent role played by the Welsh Black Cattle Society is also well documented here; a role that has ensured that these ancient beasts of burden have become the revered and pampered prize-winners of show rings the world over.

What is more, as HRH The Prince of Wales, a Patron of the Society, says in his Foreword: 'This book shows how these majestic, yet docile beasts cemented their claim to the mountains and valleys of Wales and endeared themselves to a nation.'