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: 4591

An introduction to raising pigs for food or as pets, covering selecting a breed, shelter, feeding, breeding, and more.
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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: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510701125

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 1080

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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The Complete Guide to Small-scale Farming

Everything You Need to Know about Raising Beef and Dairy Cattle, Rabbits, Ducks, and Other Small Animals

Author: Melissa Nelson

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383754

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 7338

Starting a small scale farm is the dream of Americans young and old, from those who watched the majesty of the great western farm in films during their youth to those who spent their childhood actually working on a farm. However, for many of these individuals it is a matter of logistics and cost that keeps them from realizing their dreams. Raising beef cattle, ducks, rabbits, and any other small animals such as sheep, goats, or chickens takes not only a decent amount of money to get started, but know how that doesn't come in textbooks while in school. This book was written with the intent of providing anyone who has ever wanted to start their own small scale farm the necessary resources and information needed to start raising small animals and cattle. You will learn everything you need to know to raise a wide variety of small animals. You will learn how to care for chickens, from choosing the right breed to raising them for egg production. You will learn how to handle geese and ducks, choosing the correct breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, and selecting the right ones for egg production. You will also learn about egg incubation, maintaining poultry health, and how raise them for meat. Other animals you will learn how to care for include rabbits, goats, sheep, dairy cows, and beef cattle. Small farmers and animal experts have been interviewed in detail and their responses added to this book to provide additional insight into every aspect of raising farm animals. This includes details about how to purchase, house, feed, breed, record, and butcher animals of all types as well as how to gather milk, use goats and cows for maintaining your fields, and even keeping records of births and selling babies. Everything you might need to know about raising small animals for your farm is included in this guide to provide you the first steps to raising domesticated poultry and livestock. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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A Guide to Raising Pigs

Care, Facilities, Breed Selection, Management

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Swine.

Page: 313

View: 6373

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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The Complete Guide to Organic Livestock Farming

Everything You Need to Know about Natural Farming on a Small Scale

Author: Terri Paajanen

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383819

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 4097

Small-scale, organic farming has grown greatly in popularity during the last two decades, with a greater turn in public awareness toward locally grown, organic, grass-fed products that have not been modified or chemically altered and that are from animals that were treated humanely. For that reason, those looking to start a small-scale, organic farm and raise livestock have a greater chance than ever before to take advantage of the new market for organic goods. This book will show any potential farmer how to start raising livestock and marketing it to the organic, natural lifestyle community that so fervently seeks out these products. You will learn how to start the basic outline for your new small farm, including which livestock to raise, how to build their pens and habitat, and what you will be feeding them to maintain a healthy, organic farm. Read about the basics of animal husbandry, from genetics and breeding to feeding, building locations, and proper health and reproduction care. You will discover how to find yourself the right niche for selling your products and what legalities you must see to, as well as get valuable information about the butchering and processing phase of raising animals for food. Hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews have been conducted for this book with top experts in farm management to provide you with details about farm planning, financial planning, and proper livestock planning. A complete appendix will detail the various breeds and needs of cattle, chickens, goats, horses, pigs, and sheep to help you select the right livestock for your farm. In addition, you will learn the basic composition of most feeds, different grasses and legumes you can use, and find a plethora of outside resources to utilize. For anyone with dreams of a small farm and raising livestock in the future, this is a book for you. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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The Pig Farmer's Veterinary Book - A Complete Guide to the Farm Treatment and Control of Pig Diseases

Author: Norman Barron

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447492994

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 142

View: 3585

“The Pig Farmer's Veterinary Book” is a complete and comprehensive handbook on the various illnesses and ailments that are commonly found in pigs. It provides detailed information on how to spot and diagnose them, as well as how they should be treated and ultimately avoided. This classic guide contains a wealth of information that will be of utility to modern farmers and keepers, and it would make for a useful addition to allied collections. Contents include: “Prevention The Best Cure”, “Pigs Must Be Warm And Dry”, “General Signs Of Health And Disease”, “Your First Aim—Large And Healthy Litters”, “After-Farrowing Troubles”, “Diseases And Disorders Due To Feeding”, “Diseases Due To Parasites”, “Some Respiratory, Virus And Bacterial Infections”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on pig farming.
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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Raising Small Animals

Everything You Need to Know about Raising Cows, Sheep, Chickens, Ducks, Rabbits, and More

Author: Carlotta Cooper

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383762

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 6185

This book was written for anyone considering raising domesticated animals for family pets, producers of eggs and milk, Or a source Of humanely treated meat. You will learn how to care for chickens, from choosing the right breed to raising them for egg production. You will learn how to handle geese and ducks and information about choosing the correct breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, and selecting the right ones for egg production. You will also learn about egg incubation, maintaining poultry health, and how to raise them for meat. Other animals you will learn how to care for include rabbits, goats, sheep, dairy cows, and beef cattle. --
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The Raising and Care of Guinea Pigs

A Complete Guide to the Breeding and Exhibiting of Domestic Cavies

Author: A. C. Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984244888

Category:

Page: 44

View: 4889

This special re-print edition of Smith's book "The Raising and Care of Guinea Pigs" contains all the information a person needs to master the basics of raising Cavies or Guinea Pigs. Written in 1915, this book contains practical information on how to get started in raising, breeding and exhibiting Cavies as a business or as a hobby. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 4th Edition

Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 163586044X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 1875

Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, farmer Kelly Klober provides expert advice on making any size hog operation more efficient and profitable in Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs. The most comprehensive book available on the topic, this fourth edition features the most up-to-date practices, illustrated with color photography. Both beginners and experienced farmers will find all the information they need to select, house, care for, breed, and butcher pigs, along with marketing advice.
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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: 5615

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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Handbook on Pig Farming and Pork Processing

(Feeding Management, Breeding, Housing Management, Sausages, Bacon, Cooked Ham with Packaging)

Author: NPCS Board of Consultants & Engineers

Publisher: NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES

ISBN: 938103978X

Category:

Page: 272

View: 7070

Pig farming is the raising and breeding of pigs. Among the various livestock species, piggery is most potential source for meat production and pigs are more efficient feed converters after the broiler. Pig rearing has traditionally been in the main occupational axis of the socially backward down-trodden class of Indian population since time immemorial. But at present commercial pig farming has greatly changed social scenario of this business in India. Now everyone is conscious about the economic importance of pig farming. Pig farming for meat production is one of the best and profitable business ideas for people. There are several highly meat producing pig breeds available and Initial requirements of small investment, quick returns and utilization of bristles and manure further increase the importance of this animal. This handbook is designed for use by everyone engaged in the pork production. The book explains about how to raise and care for pigs, by choosing the right breed, how to house, feed and breed them, butchering process, manufacturing process of various pork products and sample plant layouts & process flow sheets with machinery details. Major contents of the book are behavior of pigs, feeding management, pig breeding, housing management, diseases, pork processing, sausages, bacon, cooked ham, chilling and freezing of meat, meat packaging. It will be a standard reference book for professionals, food technologists, entrepreneurs, and others interested in startup of pig farming and pork production.
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Happy Pigs Taste Better

A Complete Guide to Organic and Humane Pasture-Based Pork Production

Author: Alice Percy

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781603587914

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5877

What does it take to raise a happy pig? Armed with experience from running the largest organic hog operation in Maine, author Alice Percy is well equipped to answer this question. Pigs are much closer to their cousin, the wild boar, than other domesticated animals. Ethically managing pigs requires an understanding of their natural mannerisms, including factors such as social grouping, mating, territory, housing, and, of course, their love of wallowing in the mud. In Happy Pigs Taste Better Percy offers a comprehensive look at raising organic, pasture-fed, gourmet meat. She advises readers on pasturing and feeding hogs organically, as well as managing the breeding herd and administering effective natural healthcare. In addition, she provides an overview of marketing and distribution for those looking to turn their hog farming operation into a lucrative business. This book is the first of its kind to offer an in-depth approach to organic, high-welfare commercial production, including information on: - Designing a hog business from the ground up - Housing pigs, including benefits and drawbacks of various housing systems - Evaluating the nutritional content of common organic feedstuffs - Butchering humanely and economically - Recordkeeping, with templates for financial tracking Whether you're looking to convert a conventional operation to organic, grow your backyard hog operation into a viable business, or start from scratch, this comprehensive book has got you covered, nose to tail.
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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: 5673

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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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Farming

Author: Philip Hasheider,Samantha Johnson

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760345554

Category: House & Home

Page: 320

View: 5378

If you've got a few acres of land or you're considering moving out to the country and starting a farm, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Farming is for you. It's a comprehensive, encyclopedic guide for the small-scale family farmer, the hobby farmer - and
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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: 8532

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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Harris on the Pig

Breeding, Rearing, Management, and Improvement

Author: Joseph Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Swine

Page: 250

View: 5648

Posted in Swine