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How to raise pigs; everything you need to know, breed guide & selection proper care & healthy feeding building facilities and fencing showing advice.

9780760331583

How to raise pigs; everything you need to know, breed guide & selection proper care & healthy feeding building facilities and fencing showing advice.

Hasheider, Philip.

Voyageur Press

2008

191 pages

$19.95

Paperback

SF395

Drawing on a lifetime of experience as a Wisconsin farmer, Hasheider has written numerous articles for national and international publications and seven books on agriculture topics. Illustrated throughout with some 200 color and 50 b&w photographs, his latest text provides a complete guide for anyone interested in raising pigs. Coverage includes key steps for getting started; differences between conventional, sustainable, and organic pork-production systems; choosing which production system to use; pig breeds; the four phases in pork production; housing and facilities; fencing and enclosures; nutrient management; breeding and reproduction; feeding for profit and production; managing a herd and keeping it healthy; marketing meat; home butchering; selling a farm; showing pigs; country living; and resources for help and advice.

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