History: Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Livestock - Rural History Roundtable | College of Arts

History: Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Livestock - Rural History Roundtable

Posted on Thursday, February 24th, 2011

On Tuesday, March 8, Dr. Margaret Derry presents some of her latest research at the Rural History Roundtable: "Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Livestock." Margaret Derry is a purebred breeder, artist, and historian of genetics and its relationship to culture. She is the author of: Horses in Society; Bred for Perfection: Shorthorn Cattle, Collies and Arabian Horses since 1800; Ontario's Cattle Kingdom; and the forthcoming volume Practice and Science in Livestock Breeding: Creating Better Chickens.

 

 

The talk takes place in the Florence Partridge Room, 384 McLaughlin Library Bldg from 2:30-4:30pm. Special Guests of the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame will be in attendance, and there will be an Archival Exhibit. Reception to follow. All welcome! Get the flyer: .pdf

Read more about Dr. Derry's work on @Guelph.

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