How to Raise Pigs: Everything You Need to Know

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Voyageur Press, Jan 15, 2014 - Technology & Engineering - 176 pages
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Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Pigs, farmer and author Philip Hasheider covers every facet of raising pigs. His approachable, authoritative advice covers everything from figuring out which breed to buy to properly housing, fencing, feeding, breeding, showing, marketing, and butchering your animals. Fully illustrated with instructional photography, How to Raise Pigs continues to serve as the go-to reference book in your livestock library--whether you're raising your pigs for pleasure or profit.

 

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Contents

Pigs and People
4
CHAPTER 1 Breeds of Pigs
12
CHAPTER 2 Getting Started
30
CHAPTER 3 Housing and Fencing
54
CHAPTER 4 Feed and Manure
78
CHAPTER 5 Breeding and Reproduction
98
CHAPTER 6 Managing and Showing
110
CHAPTER 7 Butchering and Marketing
128
CHAPTER 8 Country Living Getting Help and Exit Strategies
160
APPENDIX 1 Glossary
170
APPENDIX 2 Resources
172
INDEX
174
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
176
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Philip Hasheider has combined his interests in agriculture, cattle, and history to write seven books, including his two most recent in this series, How to Raise Cattle and now How to Raise Pigs. He has written numerous articles for national and international dairy breed publications and was the recipient of the 2005 Book of Merit Award presented by the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin State Genealogical Society for The Ancestry and Descendants of Alpheus & Sally (Copeland) Bass. His diverse work has appeared in the Wisconsin Academy of Review, The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal, Sickle & Sheaf, Old Sauk Trails, Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society Newsletter, Sauk Prairie Eagle, and Holstein World. He currently farms near Sauk City, Wisconsin, with his wife and two children.

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