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: 5838

An introduction to raising pigs for food or as pets, covering selecting a breed, shelter, feeding, breeding, and more.
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A Guide to Raising Pigs

Care, Facilities, Breed Selection, Management

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Books


Category: Swine.

Page: 313

View: 4028

Provides advice on raising and slaughtering pigs for the table, showing hogs, raising hogs as a business, and breeding and managing a herd
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How to Raise Pigs

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Philip Hasheider

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760345252

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 8354

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: 9181

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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Homegrown Pork

Humane, Healthful Techniques for Raising a Pig for Food

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612121268

Category: Cooking

Page: 247

View: 7856

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 Pig Raising

Author: Dirk Van Loon

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 9781626545533

Category: Cooking

Page: 278

View: 484

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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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals

A Complete Guide to Raising Chickens, Pigs, Cows, and More

Author: Laura Childs,Jennifer Megyesi,Jessie Shiers,Kate Rowinski,Michael Levatino,Audrey Levatino

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510701125

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 852

Imagine putting together a big breakfast using the eggs straight from your own chickens, or bacon straight from the pig. This is a sort of ideal that many dream of, but few ever get to experience. Now with The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals, that dream can be turned into a reality, and also be so much more. In The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals, you will learn how to take care of chickens, pigs, sheep, cows, and other livestock. Each chapter will be dedicated to a different animal, and you will not only learn how to take care of them, but also what sort of things you can get from them. If you want to save money, become more self-sufficient, or enjoy healthier locally sourced food, The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals is the book you need.
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Free Range Pig Farming - Starting Out in Pastured Pigs

Author: Lee McCosker


ISBN: 1326603612

Category: Reference

Page: 142

View: 9886

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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Teacup Pigs and Micro Pigs, the Complete Owner's Guide

Author: Elliott Lang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956626929

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3709

Everything you want to know about micro pigs and more.The must have guide for anyone passionate about owning, breeding or raising Teacup Pigs, Micro Pigs, Miniature Pigs or Mini Pigs. Guaranteed to answer all your questions about Teacup Pigs. This guide talks about the history of the breed and tells you what to look for when you buy a micropig. The book will guide you from when you first bring your piggy home through to how to care for your senior pig.
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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: 1120

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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Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork

The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering

Author: Adam Danforth

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612121829

Category: Cooking

Page: 446

View: 7636

Depicts the entire process of slaughtering and butchering small livestock, including chickens, rabbits, sheep, pigs and goats through detailed, explicit step-by-step photographs and also features information on food safety, freezing, packaging and equipment.
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The Complete Book of Pork Butchering, Smoking, Curing, Sausage Making, and Cooking

Author: Philip Hasheider

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760349967

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 5261

From nose to tail, there's a right and a wrong way to dress and cook a pig. Learn the right way. Pork is the most consumed meat in the world. It's inexpensive and versatile, yet relatively few home cooks feel comfortable moving beyond pork chops. And the vast majority never dream of making chorizo or curing their own hams or bacon. The Complete Book of Pork Butchering, Smoking, Curing, Sausage Making, and Cooking changes all that. For the home cook who wants to step up to the butcher block, this bookis the perfect guide. Equal parts butchering handbook, cookbook, and food history book, The Complete Book of Pork Butchering, Smoking, Curing, Sausage Making, and Cooking allows food lovers to take on culinary challenges, such as making their own sausage varieties or breaking down an entire pig, start to finish. Knowing that a single, butchered market hog can produce 371 servings of pork, there's a lot of opportunity for anyone lucky enough to get their hands on a whole hog. Even the folks who buy their meat in more manageable quantities can tackle new recipes and techniques in this book. The book offers recipes, photographs, and illustrations to turn average cooks into nose-to-tail butchering enthusiasts. It also includes information about the history of pigs, meat storage and preservation techniques, and advice on how to best use every part of the pig to its most flavorful effect. There's only one way to enjoy this book: Pig out!
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Raising Pigs Successfully

Author: Kathy Kellogg,Bob Kellogg

Publisher: Williamson Pub

ISBN: 9780913589151

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 3898

Complete guide to breeding, feeding, housing, slaughtering.
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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: 3074

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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Living with Pigs

Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Porkers

Author: Chuck Wooster,Geoff Hansen

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592288779

Category: House & Home

Page: 178

View: 4815

Provides practical advice and helpful tips for raising pigs as pets along with fun facts about these smart and lovable creatures that are fast becoming common household pets.
Posted in House & Home

Pig Manual

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping Pigs

Author: Liz Shankland

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785211010

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 7490

The idea of keeping a few pigs has undergone something of a renaissance and never before has it been so popular. The Pig Manual is a straightforward, no-nonsense guide to getting started - whether your interest is filling your freezer, starting a new business, managing land the traditional way, or simply taking on some charismatic new pets. Packed with color photos and clear step-by-step text, this manual is ideal for beginners who need advice on buying and rearing their first pigs. It's also a handy resource for the more experienced pig-keeper who occasionally needs to dip into a quick-reference manual for help and reassurance.
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Hobby Farm Animals

A Comprehensive Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Rabbits, Goats, Pigs, Sheep, and Cattle

Author: Sue Weaver,Ann Larkin Hansen,Cherie Langlois,Arie Mcfarlen,Chris McLaughlin

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620081865

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 9713

Eggs, meat, milk, wool, fur, feathers, and some priceless bucolic bliss. No hobby farm is complete without critters…possibly a small herd peppering the field or a microflock flapping around the hen house or pond. A single information-packed volume with everything a hobby farmer needs to know about farm animals, this new comprehensive manual to selecting, caring for, and breeding livestock brings forth the expertise of six hobby farmers, each of whom has real-life on-the-farm experience with the animals she discusses. Whether you’re contemplating adding a small herd of sheep or goats to your existing hobby farm or you’ve always wondered about the benefits of raising angora rabbits or Muscovy ducks, Livestock for Your Hobby Farm provides the kind of guidance you need to begin a herd or flock and expand your pens and fencing. With exhaustive detail, the authors offer complete coverage of chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, and rabbits, including the housing, health-care, special needs, advantages and challenges of each. -Extensive sections devoted to the seven major farm animals, including profiles of the most popular breeds and varieties -Detailed how-to chapters on the care, handling, feeding, health, and safety of each animal -Special chapters devoted to the breeding and raising of young animals -Recommendations for ways of capitalizing on your livestock’s output, from selling eggs, milk, fiber, and so forth -Tips for troubleshooting potential problems and warding off diseases, parasites, and predators
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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: 4532

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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A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping

Author: Carol Harris

Publisher: Good Life

ISBN: 1904871607

Category: Pets

Page: 202

View: 9636

A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of traditional pig husbandry. It aims to be an introduction for the smallholder or farmer wishing to diversify and capitalize on a growing market for high quality, traceable, local produce from traditional breeds or for non-commercial owners, with one or two pigs, who wish to know how best to care for them. With strong emphasis throughout on the conservation of rare breeds, this book explores all aspects of keeping pigs on a small-scale enterprise. Supported by over 150 photographs and clear text it covers: traditional, rare and modern breeds, housing and pasture requirements, legislation, regulations and record keeping, management and handling, nutrition, health and welfare, breeding, showing, sales and marketing, slaughtering, butchering and processing, organic pig keeping, consumer issues, food regulations and standards, butchering, curing and sausage making. Supported by a substantial resource section, together with information on processing this book is the essential guide for anyone keeping pigs for either profit or pleasure.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 3rd Edition

Health, Handling, Breeding

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426892

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

View: 8674

Whether you’re raising one cow or a herd, this comprehensive guide shows you everything you need to know to successfully manage your beef cattle operation. Heather Smith Thomas stresses the importance of understanding bovine behavior while covering breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, medical care, and humane slaughter practices. Along with in-depth information on raising grass-fed animals and dealing with toxic pasture plants, you’ll also find advice on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef.
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