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Choosing and Keeping Pigs: A Complete Practical Guide

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Everything you need to know about small-scale pig keeping, either for food or as a pet.

Backyard pig keeping is growing in popularity, both as a food source, as demonstrated by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, and as pets. Pigs are easy to rear, breed and feed, and they are hardy and adaptable animals that help clear ground, recycle waste and fertilize soils.

This practical and accessible guide is the ideal beginner's handbook and includes expert advice on:

How to choose and purchase a quality animal and how to help preserve rare breedsEquipment, housing and fencingMoving and handlingFeeding, nutrition and pasturePig health care and common diseasesSelecting a boar or sow for breeding, hogging, farrowing, taking care of piglets and pedigree breedingPreparing for slaughter, butchering and subsequent storageShowing pigs in competitions.

Choosing and Keeping Pigs also includes a history of pig keeping and a comprehensive directory of 30 traditional and rare breeds. This unique reference provides all the information a pig keeper requires.

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Everything you need to know about small-scale pig keeping, either for food or as a pet.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554074693
Author:
Mcdonald Brown, Lind
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Author:
McDonald-Brown, Linda
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Miscellaneous Other Pets
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.70x7.20x.80 in. 1.05 lbs.

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