According to Chuck Wooster, pigs are adorable, clean, friendly animals. So, it's no wonder that you've thought about raising them as companions. But if you also happen to love bacon, and don't like the reports of pollution and cruelty in the pig pork industry, you might consider raising your own pigs as meat animals as well.
Keeping pigs happy in either situation means understanding their needs and temperaments. Living with Pigs teaches readers what pigs need, how to raise them, and which breeds make the best bacon.
Wooster's friendly advice and appealing anecdotes will help you:
In the style of Living with Chickens, with gorgeous full-color photographs, the definitive guide to raising pigs.
|Introduction: Why Pigs?||p. XI|
|Buying Piglets||p. 1|
|The First Few Weeks||p. 19|
|Where Your Pigs Will Live||p. 31|
|What Your Pigs Will Eat||p. 51|
|Slaughter Day||p. 87|
|Pork Details||p. 119|
|Financial Considerations||p. 131|
|The Health of Your Pigs||p. 147|
|Pigs in Literature||p. 159|
|List of Tools and Equipment||p. 161|
|State Cooperative Extension Offices||p. 167|
|State Pork Associations||p. 173|
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Series: LYONS PRESS
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 19th September 2008
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.694