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Living with Pigs : Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Porkers - Chuck Wooster

Living with Pigs

Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Porkers

Hardcover

Published: 19th September 2008
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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:

  • choose what breed of pig or pigs is best for you
  • provide the best shelter and food for your pigs
  • train your pig* treat your pig's injuries and illnesses
  • butcher your pig and make your own bacon
  • and much moreIllustrated with Geoff Hansen's beautiful full-color photographs.
Living with Pigs serves as a great introduction if you're considering owning one or a whole herd as well as an essential guidebook if you already own a few.

In the style of Living with Chickens, with gorgeous full-color photographs, the definitive guide to raising pigs.

Acknowledgmentsp. IX
Introduction: Why Pigs?p. XI
Buying Pigletsp. 1
The First Few Weeksp. 19
Where Your Pigs Will Livep. 31
What Your Pigs Will Eatp. 51
Fencingp. 71
Slaughter Dayp. 87
Pork Detailsp. 119
Financial Considerationsp. 131
The Health of Your Pigsp. 147
Pigs in Literaturep. 159
List of Tools and Equipmentp. 161
State Cooperative Extension Officesp. 167
State Pork Associationsp. 173
Indexp. 176
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ISBN: 9781592288779
ISBN-10: 1592288774
Series: LYONS PRESS
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 19th September 2008
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.694