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How to Raise Pigs : Everything You Need to Know - Philip Hasheider

How to Raise Pigs

Everything You Need to Know


Published: 1st April 2008
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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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  • Easy To Understand


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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.

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    An Introduction to Pigs and People
    Getting Started
    Pork-production Systems-Whatrsquo;s Your Plan?
    Breeds of Pigs
    Pork-production Systems-Organic, Sustainable, and Conventional
    Housing and Facilities
    Fencing and Enclosures
    Nutrient Management
    Breeding and Reproduction
    Feeding for Profit and Production
    Managing Your Pigs
    Marketing Meat
    Home Butchering
    Exit Strategies
    Showing Pigs
    Country Living
    Help and Advice
    Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780760331583
    ISBN-10: 0760331588
    Series: How to Raise
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 192
    Published: 1st April 2008
    Publisher: Motorbooks International
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 26.9 x 20.9  x 1.4
    Weight (kg): 0.744