An Introduction to Animal Husbandry in the Tropics by William J. A. Payne, R. Trevor Wilson

By William J. A. Payne, R. Trevor Wilson

The 5th version of this e-book has been thoroughly revised and taken up to date, with a brand new co-author. it really is nonetheless the main authoritative and finished ebook at the improvement and construction of family cattle within the tropics.

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