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The Breeding of Farm Animals

Nature volume 159, page 623 (10 May 1947) | Download Citation



ATTEMPTS at popular exposition of the scientific principles of farm livestock breeding have usually been made by those who have worked in one or other of the many fields of study which make up this 'practical' subject. No doubt, it is because of the intricacy of the considerations involved that the authors usually refrain from too sweeping or dogmatic statements, although they must recognize that their efforts to meet popular approval and appreciation are thereby weakened. Here, a fresh attempt to get some of the newer knowledge across to the practical man is made by an author whose name is hitherto unfamiliar in this particular connexion. Mr. Pincher brings his journalistic experience into action, and traverses reproduction, genetics, breeding policies, beliefs, and practical problems in pursuit of his objective.

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