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Table of Contents

1: Dairying 2: The Gloucester Cow 3: The Shorthorn 4: The London Dairies 5: The Channel Island Breeds 6: The Black-and-White Revolution 7: The Miracles of AI and Pasteurization 8: Raw Milk 9: My Little Herd of Heifers 10: To Hereford, to Hereford, to Buy a Big Bull 11: Ruby Red Devons 12: Scotch Black Cattle 13: The Irish Breeds 14: From Scotland to the High Plains of Colorado 15: Feedlots and the Grazing Cow: the Maker of Fertility 16: The Texas Longhorn: an Ancient Breed in a New Land 17: 'Rascals with horns goin' straight out' 18: The Spanish Fighting Bull 19: Sacred Cows

About the Author

Philip Walling started out farming in Cumbria, then trained as a barrister and practised for twenty-five years, before turning to writing. From the law he brings learning and rigour, while his roots in the land give him a passion for and deep understanding of the landscape and people of rural England - a combination which lends a unique perspective to his work. He now lives in Northumberland. His first book, Counting Sheep, was a Sunday Times bestseller.


A well-researched, uncynical and thought-provoking book. It is also an elegy to a dying industry. -- Nigel Farndale * The Times *
A vital, thorough and accessible history that everyone who cares about the past or the future should read. * Rosamund Young, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Cows *
Entertaining... A colourful and informative romp through the history of native breeds, brought to life through delightful anecdotes. * Country Life *
Engaging... Lively... Fascinating * Spectator *
Wondrous... Walling loves cows and I love his book. It intrigues and feeds just like a big, beautiful cow. -- John Lewis-Stempel * Countryfile *

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