Pig-raising. by Leslie Alfred Downey

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Published by Angus & Robertson .

Written in English

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Previous ed. published as Pig-raising in Australia 1951.

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SeriesAgricultural and livestock series
The Physical Object
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18988171M

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