Microlivestock: Little-Known Small Animals with a Promising Economic Future by National Research Council, Panel on Microlivestock, Office of International Affairs, Policy and Global Affairs (Paperback, 1991)
Microlivestock is a term coined for species that are inherently small as well as for breeds of cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs that are less than about half the size of the most common breeds. These miniature animals are seldom considered in the broad picture of livestock development, but they seem to have a promising future, especially in developing nations or wherever land is scarce. This book raises awareness of the potential of these small species, including microcattle, microsheep, various poultry, rabbits, rodents, deer, antelope, and lizards. It also strives to stimulate their introduction into animal research and ecomic development programs.
Panel on Microlivestock, National Research Council
National Research Council, Office of International Affairs, Panel on Microlivestock, Policy and Global Affairs