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The Herds Shot Round the World: Native Breeds and the British Empire, c. 1800-1900

Rebecca J. H. Woods


As Britain industrialized in the early nineteenth century, animal breeders faced the need to convert livestock into products while maintaining the distinctive character of their breeds. Thus they transformed cattle and sheep adapted to regional environments into bulky, quick-fattening beasts. Exploring the environmental and economic ramifications of imperial expansion on colonial environments and production practices, Rebecca J. H. Woods traces how global physiological and ecological diversity eroded under the technological, economic, and cultural system that grew up around the production of l ... More

Keywords: Colonization, New Zealand, British Empire, Sheep, Cattle, Native breeds, Animals, Ecological imperialism, Meat, Breeding, Refrigeration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469634661
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca J. H. Woods, author
University of Toronto