This book belongs in the home or office of every beef cattle aficionado. The second edition, by Herman R. Purdy, R. John Dawes & Don Hutzel, is completely revised, updated and expanded to include 45 breeds in 400 total pages and fully illustrated with more than 400 images. The book's documentation includes the history, origin and phenotype of each breed, as well as current statistics supplied by the cattle breeders' associations. To learn more or to order, visit, or contact: TRS Publishing Corp., PO Box 14398, Springfield, MO 65814; 1-888-530-3322.

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