Small-Scale Pig Raising
Do you dream of raising a feeder animal but have limited land, time, and money? Dirk van Loon has a solution for you! Covering everything from buying your pig to smoking your own bacon, Small-Scale Pig Raising will show you how to produce the most meat for the smallest investment of time and money.
This volume covers the essentials, including:
- Housing & equipment
- Penning & handling
- Commercial feeds
- Alternative feeds
- Pig digestion & physiology
- Breeding & farrowing
- Management techniques
Small-Scale Pig Raising includes in-depth detail on home butchering with step-by-step instructions and photos that break down the entire process from slaughtering to portioning meat for the freezer. This book covers everything a beginner needs to know.
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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