Robert Bakewell and the Longhorn Breed of Cattle

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Robert Bakewell and the Longhorn Breed of Cattle

By Pat Stanley  (Leicester, Coalville, Grace Dieu Local History)

Robert Bakewell was the man who pioneered livestock breeding in the 18th century, and he is remembered especially for his work with Leicester sheep and Longhorn cattle. This book covers Bakewell's background, struggles and successes. It also discusses his legacy, as the Longhorn story did not end with him.

After a burst of popularity in the hands of Bakewell and his followers, the breed fell into a decline until the late 19th century. Interest in it is on the rise again, and this book marking the bicentenary of Bakewell's death is a tribute to the breed and all those who have been concerned with it.

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