A Cow's Life: The Surprising History of Cattle, and How the Black Angus Came to Be Home on the Range

A Cow's Life: The Surprising History of Cattle, and How the Black Angus Came to Be Home on the Range

M.R. Montgomery Gerald Foster / Feb 29, 2020

A Cow s Life The Surprising History of Cattle and How the Black Angus Came to Be Home on the Range A bovine tour de forceMillions of people from nature lovers to collectors of cow memorabilia are enad of cows yet few have any inkling of the fascinating history of arguably the animal most cruci

  • Title: A Cow's Life: The Surprising History of Cattle, and How the Black Angus Came to Be Home on the Range
  • Author: M.R. Montgomery Gerald Foster
  • ISBN: 9780802714145
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A bovine tour de forceMillions of people, from nature lovers to collectors of cow memorabilia, are enad of cows, yet few have any inkling of the fascinating history of, arguably, the animal most crucial to the survival and advancement of human civilization Our close relationship with cows goes back eight thousand years, to the revolutionary advent of domestication inA bovine tour de forceMillions of people, from nature lovers to collectors of cow memorabilia, are enad of cows, yet few have any inkling of the fascinating history of, arguably, the animal most crucial to the survival and advancement of human civilization Our close relationship with cows goes back eight thousand years, to the revolutionary advent of domestication in Mesopotamia and the Indus River valley Since then, humans have relied on cows for milk, meat, and muscle.M R Montgomery s own keen interest in cows began on his cousin s Montana cattle ranch He traces their history from the formidable, long extinct Auroch the 6,000 pound ancestor of all cattle on Earth to the ancient cattle roads and drives in England, to the selective mixing practiced by British cattlemen well before Charles Darwin or Gregor Mendel He charts the origin of breeds and relates the path by which the Aberdeen Angus has today become the king of cows With a sympathetic eye for detail, born of his own experience, he chronicles the day to day life of cattle and their keepers from encouraging good mothering skills to rooting out genetic disease in a herd After experiencing Montgomery s bovine fascination, even cow lovers will have new appreciation for the objects of their affection.

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    1. I read because I was curious about why I've been seeing so many small groups of Black Angus cattle in my area but it didn't directly satisfy my curiosity regarding this trend where I live. I suppose that popularity of Aberdeen-Angus cattle here is in part due to the disappearance of family-run dairy farms and, according to this book, it is possible that Angus cattle are being bred with other varieties of cattle in the U. S. for the many desired physical characteristics and for genetic vigor. The [...]





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