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Published by Ministry of Agriculture. Fisheries and Food in Pinner, England .
Written in English


  • Beef cattle.

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Edition Notes

Revised version of Three systems for beef. Booklet, 2, 1969.

Seriesprofitable farm enterprises -- no.2
ContributionsGreat Britain. Agricultural Development and Advisory Service.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 63 p. :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19925216M

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