Pigs were once known as "mortgage lifters", a term that endeared them to small farmers everywhere. Even today, you can write and cash a cheque on a piece of pigskin. Whether you want a pig on your property for pleasure or profit, small scale or large, this is the book you must have.
From the first consideration of choosing a breed to putting bacon and sausages on the table, this approachable and authoritative guide covers every facet of raising pigs. What are the advantages of raising pigs small-scale? What does it take in terms of resources, time, shelter, feed, healthcare?
All these questions and more are dealt with by Hasheider, in step-by-step, down to earth writing, for a hobby, a business, or just to have one or two porcine characters around the farmyard. Also included is a glossary of terms, list of resources, and information about pork organizations, regulations, ordinances.
About the Author
Philip Hasheider has combined his interests in agriculture, cattle, and history to write seven books, including his two most recent in this series, How to Raise Cattle and now How to Raise Pigs. He has written numerous articles for national and international dairy breed publications and has relied upon his 4-H and FFA experience for writing this book. Philip was the recipient of the 2005 Book of Merit Award presented by the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin State Genealogical Society for The Ancestry and Descendants of Alpheus & Sally (Copeland) Bass.
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Comments about How to Raise Pigs:
I haven't finished reading this book because I bought it for general information only - not for the purpose of buying and raising pigs. However the book is an easy read and contains good general information.
|An Introduction to Pigs and People|
|Pork-production Systems-Whatrsquo;s Your Plan?|
|Breeds of Pigs|
|Pork-production Systems-Organic, Sustainable, and Conventional|
|Housing and Facilities|
|Fencing and Enclosures|
|Breeding and Reproduction|
|Feeding for Profit and Production|
|Managing Your Pigs|
|Help and Advice|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
Series: How to Raise
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Dimensions (cm): 26.9 x 20.9 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.744