How to Raise Pigs
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How to Raise Pigs

By (author) 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.

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 208.28 x 266.7 x 15.24mm | 725.74g
  • 15 Apr 2008
  • Motorbooks International
  • Wisconsin
  • English
  • 200 colour, 50 black and white illustrations
  • 0760331588
  • 9780760331583
  • 518,014

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Philip Hasheider is a fifth-generation farmer raising pasture-grazed livestock with his wife and two children near Sauk City, Wisconsin. A former cheesemaker's assistant, his interests in agriculture and history have led him to write eleven books, including Voyageur Press' "The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making" and "The Hunter's Guide to Butchering, Smoking, and Curing Wild Game and Fish." He has also penned how-to books for raising livestock, which include "How to Raise Pigs" and "How to Raise Cattle." Hasheider has written numerous articles for national and international dairy breed publications, and his diverse work has appeared in the "Wisconsin Academy Review," the" Capital Times," "Wisconsin State Journal," "Sickle & Sheaf," and "Old Sauk Trails."

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No matter if your goal is to raise one pig or a herd, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. How to Raise Pigs "guides readers through swine operations from beginning to end. With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices. Easy-to-follow advice helps you: -Choose and buy the pigs suitable for you -House and feed pigs -Manage your herd and keep it healthy -Breed your herd -Deliver and raise piglets -Show pigs at fairs and club meets Since 1928, the National FFA Organization--formerly known as Future Farmers of America--has been dedicated to agricultural education. Today, there are more than 500,000 members in 7,358 chapters in all 50 states, as well as 5,000,000 alumni around the country. The contents of this book were reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk, Purdue University Associate Professor of the Youth Development and Ag. Education Department, in accordance with industry standards. Author Philip Hasheider grew up on a cattle and swine farm in southeastern Wisconsin. He currently farms near Sauk City, Wisconsin.

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