Choosing and Keeping Pigs
by Linda McDonald-Brown (9781554074693)

Choosing and Keeping Pigs
Linda McDonald-Brown
Release Date: 01 August 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781554074693
ISBN-10: 155407469X

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 breeds Equipment, housing and fencing Moving and handling Feeding, nutrition and pasture Pig health care and common diseases Selecting a boar or sow for breeding, hogging, farrowing, taking care of piglets and pedigree breeding Preparing for slaughter, butchering and subsequent storage Showing 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.

AUD $27.95

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