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Features information on penning and handling, health and nutrition, commercial feeds, breeding, physiology, and butchering. 116,000 copies in print.
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The other day a friend considering raising an animal for meat asked me whether he would be better off getting a calf or a piglet. Without hesitation I said pig.
From this beginning, author Dirk van Loon explains exactly why raising a feeder pig is the best bet for someone with little land who wants to produce the most meat for the smallest investment of time and money. Small-Scale Pig Raising covers everything from buying a pig to smoking your own bacon.
You'll learn about:
* Housing & equipment
* Penning & handling
* Health & nutrition
* Commercial feeds and feeding
* Alternative feeds
* Pig digestion & physiology
* Breeding & farrowing
* Management techniques
Small-Scale Pig Raising is extra good on home butchering, with step-by-step instructions and many photos covering the entire process from slaughtering to portioning meat for the freezer.About the Author:
Author Dirk van Loon has written two Storey books, The Family Cow and Small-Scale Pig Raising. He publishes a monthly newspaper for small-scale rural producers called Rural Delivery. Dirk is a graduate of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University and now lives in Nova Scotia.
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Book Description Storey Publishing, LLC, 1978. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0882661361
Book Description Storey Books, U.S.A., 1985. Soft cover. Condition: New. Swine - Raising. First edition, 9th printing. Illustrated. Seller Inventory # 22245
Book Description Storey Publishing, LLC, 1978. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110882661361
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