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'Letting them go' - agricultural retirement and human-livestock relations. / Riley, M.

In: Geoforum, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2011, p. 16-27.

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Riley, M. / 'Letting them go' - agricultural retirement and human-livestock relations. In: Geoforum. 2011 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 16-27.

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