How to Raise Pigs

How to Raise Pigs

by Philip Hasheider

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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. Whats the story behind the modern pork industry? What are the advantages of raising pigs on a small scale, and what does it take in the way of resources and accommodations?

After delving into these questions, author Philip Hasheider goes into the details of housing, feeding, and caring for pigs, as well as breeding, showing, and marketing them--as a project, a hobby, or a business, or just to have one of these unique porcine characters around the farmyard. His book also includes a glossary of terms, a list of resources, and information about pork organizations, regulations, and ordinances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616732042
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publication date: 04/15/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 27 MB
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About the Author

Philip Hasheider has combined his interests in agriculture, cattle, and history to write seven books, including his two most recent in this series, How to Raise Cattle and now How to Raise Pigs. He has written numerous articles for national and international dairy breed publications and has relied upon his 4-H and FFA experience for writing this book. Philip was the recipient of the 2005 Book of Merit Award presented by the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin State Genealogical Society for The Ancestry and Descendants of Alpheus & Sally (Copeland) Bass. His diverse work has appeared in the Wisconsin Academy of Review, The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal, Sickle & Sheaf, Old Sauk Trails, Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society Newsletter, Sauk Prairie Eagle, and Holstein World. He currently farms near Sauk City, Wisconsin, with his wife and two children.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: An Introduction to Pigs and People

Chapter 2: Getting Started

Chapter 3: Pork-production Systems—What’s Your Plan?

Chapter 4: Breeds of Pigs

Chapter 5: Pork-production Systems—Organic, Sustainable, and Conventional

Chapter 6: Housing and Facilities

Chapter 7: Fencing and Enclosures

Chapter 8: Nutrient Management

Chapter 9: Breeding and Reproduction

Chapter 10: Feeding for Profit and Production

Chapter 11: Managing Your Pigs

Chapter 12: Marketing Meat

Chapter 13: Home Butchering

Chapter 14: Exit Strategies

Chapter 15: Showing Pigs

Chapter 16: Country Living

Chapter 17: Help and Advice

Appendix 1—Glossary

Appendix 2—Resources

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