a book containing the pedigrees of breeds of pigs, cattle, etc
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Examples from the Web for herd-book
In 1857 Mr. Duckham took over the management of the Herd-Book, and to his exertions the breed owes a deep debt of gratitude.A Short History of English Agriculture|W. H. R. Curtler
No peerage ever kept a more jealous heraldry than the herd-book of this great quadruped noblesse.A Walk from London to John O'Groat's|Elihu Burritt