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Small-Scale Pig Raising

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    Dirk van Loon(Author)

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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
  • Butchering

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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Book details

  • PDF | 274 pages
  • Dirk van Loon(Author)
  • Echo Point Books & Media (September 10, 2015)
  • English
  • 2
  • Cookbooks, Food & Wine

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  • By Kittykat on February 7, 2018

    We had a 4-h pig project. City kids who grew up and decided to live in the country and put our kids in 4-h. This was a great beginner book and helped us through this process. Also gave the kids a great resource for their project as well. I am never raising pigs again, but I highly recommend this book to any one who is interested in this hobby or home grown food source.

  • By MikeT on October 7, 2016

    Very good information that seems to be based on good research and practical experience.

  • By S. Russell on February 1, 2016

    I like this book. It's an easy read and has information about processing as well as behavior.

  • By Miv Varalta on March 3, 2017

    O.k ....more slanted towards factory farming than I expected .

  • By Pepper on February 26, 2016

    I like this book and am finding it helpful. A couple of things, though... first, there's a lot of really basic info. This is great for a rank beginner, but we are just a little beyond that. Having said that, there is a lot of very helpful stuff, too. The second thing is that the author does present a lot of conventional-type information. This is fine, but we are doing grazing hogs and are interested in more information along that line. I give it 5 stars, because if you are looking for small-scale, conventional, and beginner information, it's a great book.

  • By Yvonne Atkins on December 19, 2016

    Love this book, it helped me learn to raise my 3 pigs

  • By Sara M on July 11, 2016

    Bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas. We were both very impressed with the quantity of good information!

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