How to Raise Pigs

How to Raise Pigs : Everything You Need to Know

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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.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 182.88 x 259.08 x 27.94mm | 589.67g
  • Stillwater, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Updated, Revised ed.
  • 0760345252
  • 9780760345252
  • 1,586,691

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Whether you're looking for just one sow or enough pigs to establish a herd, you'll need a reliable guidebook that teaches you the basics. "How to Raise Pigs" clearly explains the entire process, from deciding on a particular breed to butchering the mature animal. Illustrated with more than 200 color photographs, "How to Raise Pigs" guides you through the many steps and stages of pig ownership. With this book you'll be able to: *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 550,000 members in 7,498 chapters in 50 states, as well as 5 million alumni. Author Philip Hasheider is a fifth-generation farmer who raises pasture-grazed beef with his wife and two children in south-central Wisconsin. He has written thirteen books, including six for Voyageur Press: "How to Raise Cattle," "How to Raise Pigs," "How to Raise Sheep," "The Family Cow Handbook," "The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making," and "The Hunter's Guide to Butchering, Smoking & Curing Wild Game & Fish." Find his books at
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About Philip Hasheider

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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