Definition of herd book in English:

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herd book

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

British
A book recording the pedigrees of cattle, goats, or other livestock.
Example sentences
  • A breed has been bred in controlled conditions, with documentation in the form of a herd book.
  • The first livestock breed to receive this kind of formal attention was the shorthorn cow, the subject of a herd book published in 1822.
  • The company provides herd book, field, and station tests and artificial insemination and conducts a national pig-breeding program in Switzerland.

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