Small-Scale Pig Raising


Author: Dirk Van Loon
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 9781626545533
Category: Cooking
Page: 278
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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 in a healthy and stress-free environment. 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.

How to Raise Pigs

Everything You Need to Know
Author: Philip Hasheider
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760345252
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 176
View: 4796
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Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Pigs, farmer and author Philip Hasheider covers every facet of raising pigs. His approachable, authoritative advice covers everything from figuring out which breed to buy to properly housing, fencing, feeding, breeding, showing, marketing, and butchering your animals. Fully illustrated with instructional photography, How to Raise Pigs continues to serve as the go-to reference book in your livestock library--whether you're raising your pigs for pleasure or profit.

Small-scale Outdoor Pig Breeding


Author: Wendy Scudamore
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1785000640
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 144
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Small-scale Outdoor Pig Breeding is a comprehensive guide to breeding and rearing pigs in natural conditions without compromising their well-being. The book provides support for novice pig-keepers hoping to breed their own pigs. Moreover, it also acts as a valuable reference for more experienced breeders and offers information about different breeds of pigs and their respective needs. Topics covered include: choosing a breed; selecting a boar; hogging and mating; gestation care; farrowing; and hand rearing. This invaluable reference guide to breeding and rearing pigs is aimed at all pig-keepers, whether novice or more experienced, and also smallholders, farmers and rare breed enthusiasts. Fully illustrated with 77 colour photographs and diagrams.

Handbook on Pig Farming and Pork Processing

(Feeding Management, Breeding, Housing Management, Sausages, Bacon, Cooked Ham with Packaging)
Author: NPCS Board of Consultants & Engineers
Publisher: NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES
ISBN: 938103978X
Category:
Page: 272
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Pig farming is the raising and breeding of pigs. Among the various livestock species, piggery is most potential source for meat production and pigs are more efficient feed converters after the broiler. Pig rearing has traditionally been in the main occupational axis of the socially backward down-trodden class of Indian population since time immemorial. But at present commercial pig farming has greatly changed social scenario of this business in India. Now everyone is conscious about the economic importance of pig farming. Pig farming for meat production is one of the best and profitable business ideas for people. There are several highly meat producing pig breeds available and Initial requirements of small investment, quick returns and utilization of bristles and manure further increase the importance of this animal. This handbook is designed for use by everyone engaged in the pork production. The book explains about how to raise and care for pigs, by choosing the right breed, how to house, feed and breed them, butchering process, manufacturing process of various pork products and sample plant layouts & process flow sheets with machinery details. Major contents of the book are behavior of pigs, feeding management, pig breeding, housing management, diseases, pork processing, sausages, bacon, cooked ham, chilling and freezing of meat, meat packaging. It will be a standard reference book for professionals, food technologists, entrepreneurs, and others interested in startup of pig farming and pork production.

The Complete Guide to Raising Pigs

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
Author: Carlotta Cooper
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383797
Category: Science
Page: 288
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An introduction to raising pigs for food or as pets, covering selecting a breed, shelter, feeding, breeding, and more.

Raising Pigs Successfully


Author: Kathy Kellogg,Bob Kellogg
Publisher: Williamson Pub
ISBN: 9780913589151
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
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Complete guide to breeding, feeding, housing, slaughtering.

Pastured Pigs on a Small Scale


Author: Lee McCosker
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0646914030
Category:
Page: 128
View: 9155
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This book is the revised version of 'Keeping A Few Free Range Pigs'. The popularity of free range pig farming increases all the time but it is not just those that wish to farm pigs on a commercial scale that are a part of this movement, small mixed farms and people that just want to raise a few pigs for the freezer are seeking out information on the best way to farm a few pigs out on pasture. This book is written in a question and answer format, easy to read, no technical jargon, just uncomplicated information and answers to questions on keeping a few free range pigs on pasture.

Homegrown Pork

Humane, Healthful Techniques for Raising a Pig for Food
Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612121268
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 247
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A livestock expert shows readers how to raise a pig safely and humanely in one's own backyard, covering such topics as selecting a breed with great flavor, feeding, housing, fencing, health care and humane processing. Original.

How to Raise Pigs

Everything You Need to Know
Author: Philip Hasheider
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760345252
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 176
View: 8206
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Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Pigs, farmer and author Philip Hasheider covers every facet of raising pigs. His approachable, authoritative advice covers everything from figuring out which breed to buy to properly housing, fencing, feeding, breeding, showing, marketing, and butchering your animals. Fully illustrated with instructional photography, How to Raise Pigs continues to serve as the go-to reference book in your livestock library--whether you're raising your pigs for pleasure or profit.

Pigs, Pasture & Profit


Author: Lee McCosker
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483447723
Category: Farm management
Page: 142
View: 9251
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This book is all about profitable free range pork production. It covers all the basics in easy to understand language with an in-depth look into the critical areas of pig nutrition and its relationship to pig health and profitability, breeds used in free range farming, herd management, housing, fencing, grazing management and much more. Pigs, Pasture & Profit engages with producers of all levels and acknowledges the very different breeds, farming systems and environments that free range pigs are raised in and that the needs of the animals, their behaviors and genetics all play a part in how the piggery is best managed. Producing a marketable pig as economically as possible is the ultimate goal of any successful pig business and this book will help you do that.

Raising the Homestead Hog


Author: Jerome D. Belanger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Swine
Page: 226
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Includes information on how to butcher hogs and how to use pork meat, along with a few recipes.

Harris on the Pig

Breeding, Rearing, Management, and Improvement
Author: Joseph Harris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Swine
Page: 250
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Free Range Pig Farming - Starting Out in Pastured Pigs


Author: Lee McCosker
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326603612
Category: Reference
Page: 142
View: 2002
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This book is a easy to understand guide to pastured free range pig farming. It covers everything from breeds, breeding, growing, marketing, housing, fencing and managing the farm environment with the aim of giving anyone new to the industry a good insigh

Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 3rd Edition

Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds
Author: Kelly Klober
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426868
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 374
View: 3816
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Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.

Pig Farming


Author: N.A
Publisher: Pearson South Africa
ISBN: 9780798667432
Category: Elementary education of adults
Page: 48
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Harris on the Pig

Practical Hints for the Pig Farmer
Author: Joseph Harris
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 9781626540743
Category: Medical
Page: 280
View: 9118
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A lot can change in 100 years, but when it comes to pig-farming, Harris still knows best. A treasure trove of useful, straightforward information, Harris on the Pig offers the finest education in pig management around. Written at the turn of the century, it is jam-packed with practical tips and common sense advice on breeding, raising, and caring for pigs. Inside you'll find: -Detailed information about a variety of pig breeds-Practical methods for feeding and avoiding waste-Tips on designing and constructing pens and piggeries. -Resourceful applications of pig manure-Advice on managing thoroughbred pigs-And much moreWith a healthy dose of folksy humor sprinkled throughout, Harris on the Pig is a pig-farming bible for those who trust in the knowledge of tradition. Harris shares pearls of wisdom that could only be gathered by living a life amongst pigs. If you think you're ready to operate an efficient, sustainable pig farm, this is the book for you.

Dirt Hog

A Hands-On Guide to Raising Pigs Outdoors...Naturally
Author: Kelly Klober
Publisher: Acres USA
ISBN: 9781601730015
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 309
View: 2160
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In today's market, range-rearing of swine provides the family farm with a key venture for diversification and cash flow-perhaps no other large animal enterprise offers as fast a turnaround on investment. Range-produced pork is now sought out by the informed consumer concerned with the issues of production and willing to pay a premium to get it. This comprehensive manual on raising hogs the natural way includes sections on housing and fencing, selection and breeding, herd maintenance, feeds and feeding, marketing and more.

The Honest Courtesan

Veronica Franco, Citizen and Writer in Sixteenth-Century Venice
Author: Margaret F. Rosenthal
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226728124
Category: History
Page: 391
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The Venetian courtesan has long captured the imagination as a female symbol of sexual license, elegance, beauty, and unruliness. What then to make of the cortigiana onesta—the honest courtesan who recast virtue as intellectual integrity and offered wit and refinement in return for patronage and a place in public life? Veronica Franco (1546-1591) was such a woman, a writer and citizen of Venice, whose published poems and familiar letters offer rich testimony to the complexity of the honest courtesan's position. Margaret F. Rosenthal draws a compelling portrait of Veronica Franco in her cultural social, and economic world. Rosenthal reveals in Franco's writing a passionate support of defenseless women, strong convictions about inequality, and, in the eroticized language of her epistolary verses, the seductive political nature of all poetic contests. It is Veronica Franco's insight into the power conflicts between men and women—and her awareness of the threat she posed to her male contemporaries—that makes her literary works and her dealings with Venetian intellectuals so pertinent today. Combining the resources of biography, history, literary theory, and cultural criticism, this sophisticated interdisciplinary work presents an eloquent and often moving account of one woman's life as an act of self-creation and as a complex response to social forces and cultural conditions. "A book . . . pleasurably redolent of Venice in the 16th-century. Rosenthal gives a vivid sense of a world of salons and coteries, of intricate networks of family and patronage, and of literary exchanges both intellectual and erotic."—Helen Hackett, Times Higher Education Supplement The Honest Courtesan is the basis for the film Dangerous Beauty (1998) directed by Marshall Herskovitz. (The film was re-titled The Honest Courtesan for release in the UK and Europe in 1999.)

Beef Cattle

Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit
Author: Ann Larkin Hansen
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1935484931
Category: Nature
Page: 168
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Hobby Farms Beef Cattle: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit, written by Ann Larkin Hansen, serves as an excellent introduction to raising cows for food or simply to graze while mowing and fertilizing the pasture. This colorful guide offers experienced hobby farmers and beginners all of the essential information necessary to purchase and maintain a small herd of beef cattle. While managing her own hobby farm in Wisconsin, Hansen shares her expertise in all things farm and has authored numerous books such as Making Hay, The Organic Farming Manual, and Finding Good Farmland. In this comprehensive book Beef Cattle, Hansen corrals the hobby farmer into the world of cowboys and cowgirls: she begins, “Beef cattle are as much at home on the hobby farm as they are on the range.” This colorful primer begins with the basics, from biological traits and breeds to behavior and life cycle, and describes exactly what’s required for a hobby farmer to maintain a herd of cattle—the four F’s—fencing, feed, fields, and facilities. Given the expense involved in the purchase and maintenance of beef cattle, all hobby farmers will welcome Hansen’s sound and sensible advice on buying the right cattle, whether steer calves for meat or breeding stock for building up a herd. The buying chapter helps farmers focus on what to look for when selecting cattle; how cows, heifers, and bulls are priced; where to purchase; and how to get cattle to your farm. The feeding and nutrition of cattle is a complicated topic, and Hansen breaks it down into the three basic components that every keeper needs to understand: pasture, hay, and grain. With directness and clarity, she explains the ins and outs of grazing, selecting ideal foodstuffs, using salt and minerals, and maintaining good weight on the herd. The reader can rely on her expert advice to learn the fundamentals of handling cattle, including herding, loading, and transporting cattle, as well as keeping beef cattle healthy through preventive methods, vaccinations, parasite control and veterinary assistance. For hobby farmers planning to breed their livestock, Beef Cattle includes a chapter on pairing cows and heifers, the actual breeding, artificial insemination, the care of pregnant cows, calving, caring for the young, and weaning calves. The final chapter of the book “Marketing and Processing Your Cattle” is geared toward hobby farmers looking to get beef processed, grade meat, and sell the final product. Sidebars of fun trivia, stories from farmers, and useful advice appear throughout the handbook. A glossary of over 100 terms; an appendix of health issues; a resource section of useful websites, books, and periodicals; and a detailed index complete the book.