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The Biggle Swine Book: Much Old and More New Hog Knowledge, Arranged in Alternate Streaks of Fat and Lean

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When Jacob Biggle first published The Biggle Swine Book in 1898, hog husbandry was undergoing major changes. New feeding methods had come into vogue, new breeds of hogs had been developed, and significant progress had been made in curbing swine-borne epidemics. Even the public perception of pigs as filthy creatures wallowing up to their knees in mud had brightened, and pigs were accorded a modicum of respect. But with the onset of railroad development across the United States, the backyard pig farmer started losing ground to slaughterhouses and large processing plants.

The Biggle Swine Book captures this moment in American history when home animal husbandry was giving way to more industrialized meat production. Nevertheless, Jacob Biggle continued to offer guidance to the small-scale farmer on all manner of livestock issues, centered around the proper breeding, feeding, and care of pigs. His book includes valuable instructions on:

 

  • What to do at farrowing time
  • Constructing the piggery and sty
  • Keeping on top of the manure pile
  • Butchering and curing meats
  • Protecting your animals from various pig ailments

Illustrated with photographs, engravings, and line drawings throughout of all things pig-related, this book is a glimpse into a bygone era when sows and their litters had a place on every farm, and people knew exactly where their bacon came from.

Synopsis:

Practical and timeless tips on how to raise pigs from an early twentieth-century master farmer.

About the Author

Jacob Biggle was the author of a series of books known as the Biggle Farm Library published at the turn of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781626361485
Author:
Biggle, Jacob
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 black and white illustrations
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
17.78 x 12.7 mm

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Pigs
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Reference
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

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