How to Raise Pigs

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Philip Hasheider

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760345252

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 6582

Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Pigs, farmer and author Philip Hasheider covers every facet of raising pigs. His approachable, authoritative advice covers everything from figuring out which breed to buy to properly housing, fencing, feeding, breeding, showing, marketing, and butchering your animals. Fully illustrated with instructional photography, How to Raise Pigs continues to serve as the go-to reference book in your livestock library--whether you're raising your pigs for pleasure or profit.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 3rd Edition

Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 9660

Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.
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The Complete Guide to Raising Pigs

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Carlotta Cooper

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383797

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 1233

An introduction to raising pigs for food or as pets, covering selecting a breed, shelter, feeding, breeding, and more.
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How to Raise Sheep

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Philip Hasheider

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760345244

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 8716

DIVIf you’ve ever envisioned keeping sheep in your own pasture, be it one or two hobby animals or a large flock, this book is the perfect place to begin. Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Sheep, author and farmer Philip Hasheider offers reliable guidance for getting started and going the distance. First, he walks you through all the basics on breeds, housing, fencing, feed requirements, breeding, lambing, showing, and marketing meat and wool. Then, he covers the various farming options (organic, sustainable, and conventional) so you can decide which approach best meets your needs. Accompanied by gorgeous instructional photography, How to Raise Sheep continues to be an essential primer for the newcomer to sheep care, with everything you need to know to raise a healthy, productive flock./div
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Small-Scale Pig Raising

Author: Dirk Van Loon

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 9781626545533

Category: Cooking

Page: 278

View: 1050

Do you dream of raising a feeder animal but have limited land, time, and money? Dirk van Loon has a solution for you! Covering everything from buying your pig to smoking your own bacon, "Small-Scale Pig Raising" will show you how to produce the most meat for the smallest investment of time and money in a healthy and stress-free environment. This volume covers the essentials, including: Housing & equipment Penning & handling Commercial feeds Alternative feeds Pig digestion & physiology Breeding & farrowing Management techniques Butchering "Small-Scale Pig Raising" includes in-depth detail on home butchering with step-by-step instructions and photos that break down the entire process from slaughtering to portioning meat for the freezer. This book covers everything a beginner needs to know.
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Homegrown Pork

Humane, Healthful Techniques for Raising a Pig for Food

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612121268

Category: Cooking

Page: 247

View: 347

A livestock expert shows readers how to raise a pig safely and humanely in one's own backyard, covering such topics as selecting a breed with great flavor, feeding, housing, fencing, health care and humane processing. Original.
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Small-scale Outdoor Pig Breeding

Author: Wendy Scudamore

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1785000640

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 8756

Small-scale Outdoor Pig Breeding is a comprehensive guide to breeding and rearing pigs in natural conditions without compromising their well-being. The book provides support for novice pig-keepers hoping to breed their own pigs. Moreover, it also acts as a valuable reference for more experienced breeders and offers information about different breeds of pigs and their respective needs. Topics covered include: choosing a breed; selecting a boar; hogging and mating; gestation care; farrowing; and hand rearing. This invaluable reference guide to breeding and rearing pigs is aimed at all pig-keepers, whether novice or more experienced, and also smallholders, farmers and rare breed enthusiasts. Fully illustrated with 77 colour photographs and diagrams.
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Skinny Pig. Skinny Guinea Pigs Owners Manual. How to Raise Happy and Healthy Skinny Pigs.

Author: Ludwig Ledgerwood

Publisher: Imb Publishing

ISBN: 9781910941607

Category: Pets

Page: 122

View: 4190

If you have ever considered keeping guinea pigs as pets, the skinny pig is a unique breed to consider. Although this breed of guinea pig doesn't have much hair, it has a friendly and outgoing personality that makes it a wonderful pet for adults and children alike. In this book you will find a wealth of information about the skinny pig as well as information about caring for guinea pigs in general. Covered in this book: History of the breed Comparison to other guinea pig breeds Cost of care Pros and cons Habitat requirements Daily care Teaching your guinea pig simple commands Litter training Handling Common health problems Formulating a healthy diet Keeping your guinea pig healthy Breeding your guinea pig Showing your guinea pig ... and much more. By the time you finish this book not only will you be equipped to decide whether or not the skinny pig is the right breed for you, but you will have all the information you need to get started as a guinea pig owner. The Author, Ludwig Ledgewood says: I have always loved animals but guinea pigs are by far my favorite. There is just something about the way they squeal in excitement when I enter the room and the way they jump for joy when I give them a pile of hay. That just warms my heart. I have been keeping guinea pigs for more than a decade and my love for them grows stronger each and every day. That is why I decided to write this book - to share my love for these wonderful creatures with you. It is my hope that in reading this book you will come to understand why I love guinea pigs so much and that you might start to feel a little bit of that love yourself."
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Raising Pigs Successfully

Author: Kathy Kellogg,Bob Kellogg

Publisher: Williamson Pub

ISBN: 9780913589151

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 6944

Complete guide to breeding, feeding, housing, slaughtering.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock

Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Pigs, Horses, Cattle, Llamas

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426787

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 453

View: 1291

Whether you want to the make most of a small plot of land or add diversity to a large farm, raising miniature livestock can be a fun and profitable experience. With expert advice on choosing a breed that suits your needs, Sue Weaver shows you how to house, feed, and care for miniature goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle, and llamas. You’ll be inspired by profiles of successful breeders as you learn everything you need to know to keep your miniature livestock healthy and productive.
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Dirt Hog

A Hands-On Guide to Raising Pigs Outdoors...Naturally

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Acres USA

ISBN: 9781601730015

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 309

View: 1212

In today's market, range-rearing of swine provides the family farm with a key venture for diversification and cash flow-perhaps no other large animal enterprise offers as fast a turnaround on investment. Range-produced pork is now sought out by the informed consumer concerned with the issues of production and willing to pay a premium to get it. This comprehensive manual on raising hogs the natural way includes sections on housing and fencing, selection and breeding, herd maintenance, feeds and feeding, marketing and more.
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The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals

Raising Chickens, Goats, Pigs, Sheep, and Cows

Author: Laura Childs

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 163450125X

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 5850

A second edition of the beloved guide to farm animals. When the going gets tough, the tough . . . start raising their own food. In the first full-color guide of its kind, author and small farm owner Laura Childs reveals exactly what it takes to start raising your own animals, including chickens, geese, goats, sheep, pigs, and cows. Childs discusses what you can expect to harvest from your animals—from eggs to milk to meat to wool—based on her own real-life experiences. Whether you want to raise a few chickens for eggs alone, try your hand at a few goats with the intention of making your own cheese, or sustain your family and make some extra money from raising cows and selling beef, this is the book for you. Childs explains how to get started and everything you need to know about successfully raising each animal, including: • Comparison of breeds • Designing your farm strategy • Preparing a home for your livestock • What to feed your animals • Animal health • Breeding • Milking, laying eggs, and butchering This invaluable guide is the perfect first book for anyone interested in starting a backyard barnyard or a small farm—or simply dreaming about the idea.
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Pet Pigs. Keeping Pigs As Pets. Pig Book for Care, Training, Health, Grooming, Costs and Feeding

Author: John Jepperton

Publisher: Imb Publishing

ISBN: 9781910617434


Page: 188

View: 7524

Pigs are very often misunderstood animals as a lot of people think that they are dirty, destructive, aggressive and have a bad temperament. This is not so: pigs are very loving and affectionate animals and that's why they are amazing pets but only if trained and cared for properly. Due to the recent popularity in keeping pigs as pets, many people are considering getting a pet pig. Pigs are very similar to dogs. In fact, their intelligence is higher than that of a dog. Pigs have a number of attractive qualities that make it very appealing to have as a pet. They are extremely intelligent, active, playful, loving and curious. These food lovers adapt to house rules in no time as they are easy to train. Pigs have peculiar exercising requirements that need to be met if you don't want any trouble in the house. It is true, pigs can be destructive and aggressive if not cared for properly. However, with proper training, care and attention, these cuties can be very good, kind and adorable pets. They will love you and protect you once they consider you their guardian. This book is packed with everything related to pigs, it is a complete guide for people that have misconceptions about pigs and for those who want to keep pigs as pets. I hope you have as much fun with your pigs as I have with mine! Covered in this book: The best breed of pigs to have. Temperament of a pig Pros and Cons of having a pig as pet. How to take care of a pig. How to train your pig. The medical concerns related to the pig. The pig's common behavior. The pig's grooming needs. House-proofing for the pig. Financial aspects ... and much more
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Pioneering Today

Faith and Home the Old Fashioned Way

Author: Melissa K. Norris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615699424

Category: Canning and preserving

Page: 176

View: 8645

Do you long for the simpler times of yesteryear? Do you wish you had the time to offer your family home grown meals? Does your heart silently cry for a quiet place in this fast paced life? In Pioneering Today-Faith and Home the Old Fashioned Way, author Melissa K. Norris explains practical and easy methods to cook from scratch, garden, preserve your own food, and see God's fingerprint in your everyday busy life. You'll learn how to: Decrease your grocery and energy bill Improve your family's health by cooking from scratch and over 40 delicious recipes Grow and preserve your own food Reduce your time in the kitchen without sacrificing taste and nutrition Expand your view of God in your daily activities Whether you live in the middle of the asphalt jungle or on the side of a mountain, you can experience the pioneer lifestyle and start your own homesteading journey. When you surround yourself with things made from the hand of God, you can't help but see Him.
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Lesser Beasts

A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig

Author: Mark Essig

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465040683

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 1391

Unlike other barnyard animals, which pull plows, give eggs or milk, or grow wool, a pig produces only one thing: meat. Incredibly efficient at converting almost any organic matter into nourishing, delectable protein, swine are nothing short of a gastronomic godsend—yet their flesh is banned in many cultures, and the animals themselves are maligned as filthy, lazy brutes. As historian Mark Essig reveals in Lesser Beasts, swine have such a bad reputation for precisely the same reasons they are so valuable as a source of food: they are intelligent, self-sufficient, and omnivorous. What’s more, he argues, we ignore our historic partnership with these astonishing animals at our peril. Tracing the interplay of pig biology and human culture from Neolithic villages 10,000 years ago to modern industrial farms, Essig blends culinary and natural history to demonstrate the vast importance of the pig and the tragedy of its modern treatment at the hands of humans. Pork, Essig explains, has long been a staple of the human diet, prized in societies from Ancient Rome to dynastic China to the contemporary American South. Yet pigs’ ability to track down and eat a wide range of substances (some of them distinctly unpalatable to humans) and convert them into edible meat has also led people throughout history to demonize the entire species as craven and unclean. Today’s unconscionable system of factory farming, Essig explains, is only the latest instance of humans taking pigs for granted, and the most recent evidence of how both pigs and people suffer when our symbiotic relationship falls out of balance. An expansive, illuminating history of one of our most vital yet unsung food animals, Lesser Beasts turns a spotlight on the humble creature that, perhaps more than any other, has been a mainstay of civilization since its very beginnings—whether we like it or not.
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Pig Tales: An Omnivores Quest for Sustainable Meat

Author: Barry Estabrook

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393248038

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 6196

“Illuminating, a window into the world of pigs and pig farmers that every American omnivore needs to read.” —Ruth Reichl, author of Delicious! Barry Estabrook, author of the New York Times bestseller Tomatoland and a writer of “great skill and compassion” (Eric Schlosser), now explores the dark side of the American pork industry. Drawing on his personal experiences raising pigs as well as his sharp investigative instincts, Estabrook covers the range of the human-porcine experience. He embarks on nocturnal feral pig hunts in Texas. He visits farmers who raise animals in vast confinement barns for Smithfield and Tyson, two of the country’s biggest pork producers. And he describes the threat of infectious disease and the possible contamination of our food supply. Through these stories shines Estabrook’s abiding love for these remarkable creatures. Pigs are social, self-aware, and playful, not to mention smart enough to master the typical house dog commands of “sit, stay, come” twice as fast as your average pooch. With the cognitive abilities of at least three-year-olds, they can even learn to operate a modified computer. Unfortunately for the pigs, they’re also delicious to eat. Estabrook shows how these creatures are all too often subjected to lives of suffering in confinement and squalor, sustained on a drug-laced diet just long enough to reach slaughter weight, then killed on mechanized disassembly lines. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Pig Tales presents a lively portrait of those farmers who are taking an alternative approach, like one Danish producer that has a far more eco-friendly and humane system of pork production, and new, small family farms with free-range heritage pigs raised on antibiotic-free diets. It is possible to raise pigs responsibly and respectfully in a way that is good for producers, consumers, and some of the top chefs in America. Provocative, witty, and deeply informed, Pig Tales is bound to spark conversation at dinner tables across America.
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Backyard Farming: Raising Pigs

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 157826622X

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 9066

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Join the Backyard Farming Movement and Turn Your Home into a Homestead! Pigs are easily among the smartest and sweetest animals you can include on your farm or homestead. Occasionally challenging and always rewarding, pigs are intelligent animals and make for a great addition to any backyard farmer’s livestock. Whether you plan to raise a single hog or a full litter of piglets, Backyard Farming: Raising Pigs is your expert guide to successfully keeping and caring for these animals. Raising Pigs covers a wide range of ownership and care issues, from selecting the right breeds and numbers for your wants and needs, housing and feeding requirements, breeding and raising piglets, and keeping your animals happy and healthy. With Raising Pigs, you will: • Learn to understand and appreciate these essential livestock investments • Build efficient housing for your pigs to minimize your workload • Learn to identify and treat a number of ailments and illnesses common to pigs • Learn proper slaughtering techniques for your animals and prepare them for sale or personal use • Discover a variety of delicious recipes using meat from your own farm ...and many more tips to help you achieve success. More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to the farming lifestyle. Backyard Farming is your source for knowledge. Join the growing movement of homesteaders looking for a healthier, happier way of life—it starts right in your very own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Free Range Pig Farming - Starting Out in Pastured Pigs

Author: Lee McCosker


ISBN: 1326603612

Category: Reference

Page: 142

View: 6117

This book is a easy to understand guide to pastured free range pig farming. It covers everything from breeds, breeding, growing, marketing, housing, fencing and managing the farm environment with the aim of giving anyone new to the industry a good insigh
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Get Started In Pig Keeping

How to raise happy pigs in your outdoor space

Author: Tony York

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444129341

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 4852

Get Started in Pig Keeping offers amateur pigkeepers everything they need to make a success of this increasingly popular pursuit. Whether you are interested in breeding pigs, in meat production, or just want the pleasure of their company, this book covers legalities, basic equipment, picking breeds, understanding behaviour and how to raise and slaughter pigs. You'll get all of the advice you need on daily maintenance of your animal, from feeding to cleaning, and find ample resources if you wish to produce your own meat - or even market and sell it at a local level. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of pig keeping. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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