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Taking Stock cover
1994, 6 x 9", VII+ 182 pages, 13 tables, 5 graphs, glossary, appendix, index.

History & Culture--North American

Taking Stock

- The North American Livestock Census

by Donald E. Bixby, Carolyn J. Christman, Cynthia J. Ehrman, and D. Phillip Sponenberg (see below)

$16.95 Softcover
ISBN 0-939923-35-1; 978-0-939923-35-9

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Taking Stock describes the crisis of genetic erosion within the livestock species of North America. Coverage includes an overview of the continuing importance of genetic diversity among the livestock on which humans depend, results of the 1990-1992 North America Livestock Census, histories of some of the rarest breeds of livestock, discussion of extinct breeds and feral populations, and recommendations for conserving genetic diversity in livestock species. Taking Stock calls for changes in practice and policy that will provide for sustainable agriculture in the future.

The authors are all affiliated with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, a non-profit organization working to protect and preserve genetic diversity in American livestock.