ASSOCIATION OF BREEDERS
Thorough-Bred Neat Stock.
PRESS OF WILLIAMS, WILEY & WATERMAN.
to circumstances beyond the control of the Committee of
Publication, or of the Committees on the Pedigrees of
the various classes of stock, it has been impossible to
publish the first volume of the Herd Record of the
Association of Breeders of Thorough-bred Neat Stock at
an earlier day. The desire to obtain as large a
representation of stock as possible, and to extend the
advantages of the Association as widely among breeders
as they could, has induced the committees on the various
classes of stock to hold open their books, and the
delays incident upon tracing doubtful pedigrees, through
in many instances a long correspondence with owners and
breeders, have prevented them from furnishing the copy
to the Publication Committee in season to have the work
finished sooner. Every care has been taken to have the
records perfect, and to admit no pedigrees of doubtful
character. It is believed this has been successfully
accomplished, and that the animals here recorded may be
relied upon as of undoubted purity of blood.............