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Choosing and rejecting cattle and sheep: changing discourses and practices of (de)selection in pedigree livestock breeding

Gilna, Ben; Holloway, Lewis; Morris, Carol; Gibbs, David

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This paper examines the discourses and practices of pedigree livestock breeding, focusing on beef cattle and sheep in the UK, concentrating on an under-examined aspect of this-the deselection and rejection of some animals from future breeding populations. In the context of exploring how animals are valued and represented in different ways in relation to particular agricultural knowledge-practices, it focuses on deselecting particular animals from breeding populations, drawing attention to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64754
Source: Agriculture and Human Values
DOI: 10.1007/s10460-010-9298-2

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