This is a second-hand copy of the book Virginia's Cattle Story - The First Four Centuries by K. L. Brown and N.T. Sorrells.
Condition: This is a used book in very good condition.
Publisher: Virginia Cattlemen's Foundation Year: 2004 ISBN: 0975274511 Format: Hardback with dustjacket Pages: 358 Condition: Used (Very Good)
"For the first time in 400 years, the history of cattle in Virginia is told, from the early struggles for survival to today's highly successful modern beef and dairy industries. A thriving salted beef trade with the West Indies and the efforts of Virginia patriots to procure beef to feed Revolutionary War soldiers are features of the colonial cattle story. Large cattle drives from western pastures to Atlantic ports, summer mountain grazing, and the ravages of the Civil War on Virginia's cattle are all part of the nineteenth-century story. The coming of the railroads, the creation of a modern agricultural college and research facility at Virginia Tech, and the role of Extension agents and organizations like 4-H and FFA all contributed to developing the industry. The rise of beef and dairy cattle breeds and the breed associations that played a critical role n improving Virginia's cattle in the twentieth century is told. Especially significant is the leadership role that Virginia breeders and beef and dairy researchers have taken in fields such as artificial insemination and embryo transfer that have totally transformed the beef and dairy industries in the past half-century." Chock full of illustrations, as you may imagine.
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