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A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping
     

A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping

by Carol Harris
 

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A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of traditional pig husbandry. It aims to be an introduction for the smallholder or farmer wishing to diversify and capitalize on a growing market for high quality, traceable, local produce from traditional breeds or for non-commercial owners, with one or two pigs, who wish to

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A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of traditional pig husbandry. It aims to be an introduction for the smallholder or farmer wishing to diversify and capitalize on a growing market for high quality, traceable, local produce from traditional breeds or for non-commercial owners, with one or two pigs, who wish to know how best to care for them. With strong emphasis throughout on the conservation of rare breeds, this book explores all aspects of keeping pigs on a small-scale enterprise. Supported by over 150 photographs and clear text it covers: traditional, rare and modern breeds, housing and pasture requirements, legislation, regulations and record keeping, management and handling, nutrition, health and welfare, breeding, showing, sales and marketing, slaughtering, butchering and processing, organic pig keeping, consumer issues, food regulations and standards, butchering, curing and sausage making. Supported by a substantial resource section, together with information on processing this book is the essential guide for anyone keeping pigs for either profit or pleasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904871606
Publisher:
Good Life Press
Publication date:
08/15/2009
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Carol Harris has a smallholding in Wales, United Kingdom, where she keeps a small number of rare breed pigs. She produces traditional pork, sausages, and bacon which is mainly sold direct to customers.

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