Our Earth needs a wide diversity of useful animals more than ever. For each of our useful animal species, there are a number of strongly dominant breeds, as described in all technical books. The numerous other breeds - remnant populations of old rural breeds, exotic breeds from other countries or types - are hardly ever even mentioned. This book draws your attention to them, and shows their value and importance for retaining diversity in breeding. The breeds in profiles: 71 cattle breeds, 62 sheep breeds, 24 goat breeds, 83 horse breeds, four donkey and mule breeds, and 19 pig breeds.