The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them, how to Keep Them

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2011 - Pets - 160 pages
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With a resurgence of interest in raising animals, this delightfully illustrated and informative book is ideal for anyone who wants to choose the most suitable pig breed. "The Illustrated Guide to Pigs" covers thirty-eight of the most common breeds of pig in North America and Europe. Lewis has included helpful introductory sections with practical advice about pig rearing and husbandry, outlining the difference between the breeds. There are also practical sections on how to buy pigs, the equipment required to keep them, and advice on their basic care, feeding, and hygiene.
 

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Contents

Introduction
The Pigs Tale
Why keep a pig?
What to consider
Buying a pig
Pigspeak
Handling and moving your pigs
Feeding
BREED PROFILES
Time for slaughter
Cuts of meat
Curing
Sausages
Glossary
Useful websites
Acknowledgements

Boars
Farrowing
Common ailments

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