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How to Raise Pigs

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Pigs were once known as "mortgage lifters," a term that endears them to many small farmers. Whether you want a pig on your property for pleasure or profit, on a small scale or large, this is the book you should have.
From first considerations to last, choosing a breed to bringing home the bacon, this approachable, authoritative guide covers every facet of raising pigs. Wh
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ebook, 192 pages
Published April 15th 2008 by Voyageur Press (MN)
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John Kennedy
Its not that i plan on raising pigs, but when i won the book from Goodreads,i found it to be a very interesting read that held my attention,and was very informative.As a child growing up on a farm,my father and I would dabble in raising livestock for our own consumption as well as an additional income generator.Having a detailed book like this would have been a definite help in reducing the challenges that we faced.
Visha Burkart
This is no novel or story. Simply a primer (probably for 4-H'ers) on what the hell a pig is and how to raise one. Lovely pictures, good descriptions of breeds of pigs and where they originated (example: Red Wattle hogs from the South; Berkshire from the North - imported from England). Shows you how to build pig-proof fences, what to feed, how to pasture or confine. Even a chapter on how to slaughter your own hog. Really had fun reading this book; was a completely random selection, but, yes, it w ...more
aksnowbunny Proden
a great picture book of rasing pigs, especially the butchering part. but It lacks detailed information on pig behavior and feeding.
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