Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs / Edition 3

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Overview


A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Small-Scale Pig Raising

A Guide to Raising Pigs offers small-scale farmers and 4-H or FFA youngsters clear, illustrated information about every aspect of pig raising including:

-- Choosing the right breeds

-- Feeding and housing

-- Health maintenance and disease prevention

-- Breeding

-- Butchering and pork processing

-- Fitting and showing

-- Pig raising as a business

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603424745
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/6/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Farmer, writer, and 4-H Club leader, Kelly Klober has raised purebred Duroc hogs for about 30 years. Kelly lives with his wife Phyllis on their farm in Missouri where they also have rabbits, several flocks of chickens producing hatching eggs, and flocks of minor poultry breeds.
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Table of Contents


1 An Introduction to Raising Hogs

2 Raising Hogs for the Family Table

3 Home Butchering and Pork Processing

4 Fitting and Showing Hogs

5 The Hog Business

6 Preparing for Your Breeding Herd

7 Selecting Breeding Stock

8 Managing Your Breeding Herd

9 Hog Health Care

10 Managing Your Hog Operation

11 Day-to-Day Life with Hogs

Appendix A: Reproductive Information

Appendix B: Resources

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