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Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs

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Publisher Comments:

Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs is the trusted resource for new and experienced pig farmers, providing authoritative advice on breed selection, housing, humane handling and butchering, and disease prevention and treatment.

The 3rd edition, now with 64,000 copies in print contains new and expanded features:

• Coverage of greener farming methods

• Expanded breed guide, including information on rare and heritage breeds

• Helpful record-keeping appendix

Storey's Guide to Raising Series is the essential animal husbandry information from the trusted source. With a combined total of 1.7 million copies in print.

Praise for the book:

"Thank God I read this book before I started with pigs. I would have made so many mistakes." - Brian, North Bangor, NY

Synopsis:

A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Small-Scale Pig Raising

A Guide to Raising Pigs offers small-scale farmers and 4-H or FFA youngsters clear, illustrated information about every aspect of pig raising including:

— Choosing the right breeds

— Feeding and housing

— Health maintenance and disease prevention

— Breeding

— Butchering and pork processing

— Fitting and showing

— Pig raising as a business

About the Author

Farmer, writer, and 4-H Club leader, Kelly Klober has raised purebred Duroc hogs for about 30 years. Kelly lives with his wife Phyllis on their farm in Missouri where they also have rabbits, several flocks of chickens producing hatching eggs, and flocks of minor poultry breeds.

Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to Raising Hogs

2 Raising Hogs for the Family Table

3 Home Butchering and Pork Processing

4 Fitting and Showing Hogs

5 The Hog Business

6 Preparing for Your Breeding Herd

7 Selecting Breeding Stock

8 Managing Your Breeding Herd

9 Hog Health Care

10 Managing Your Hog Operation

11 Day-to-Day Life with Hogs

Appendix A: Reproductive Information

Appendix B: Resources

Glossary

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781603424738
Author:
Klober, Kelly
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
Subject:
Business & Economics-Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
Medical : Veterinary Medicine - Food Animal
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Storey's Guide to Raising
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
374
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in 1.38 lb

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A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Small-Scale Pig Raising

A Guide to Raising Pigs offers small-scale farmers and 4-H or FFA youngsters clear, illustrated information about every aspect of pig raising including:

— Choosing the right breeds

— Feeding and housing

— Health maintenance and disease prevention

— Breeding

— Butchering and pork processing

— Fitting and showing

— Pig raising as a business

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