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pedigree

1. 
a. the line of descent of a purebred animal
b. (as modifier): a pedigree bull
2. a document recording this
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pedigree

[′ped·ə‚grē]
(genetics)
Diagrammatic representation of the ancestry of an individual.
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Seemingly forgotten by all but their most ardent admirers, the number and sizes of Wales' wild pedigree herds have declined alarmingly over the past 25 years.
Recriminations already have begun about the scale of the slaughter; the unnecessary killing of pedigree herds, the strategy used to fight the epidemic and the focus on compensation for farmers.
Yorkshire has some of the finest pedigree herds in the country and this gives us a great opportunity to showcase them to the rest of the British beef industry."
Gold Top, which is milk produced by pedigree herds of Jersey and Guernsey cows, is renowned for its unique taste and its naturally-separated 'top of the milk'.