Small Scale Pig Raising

Small Scale Pig Raising Author Dirk Van Loon
ISBN-10 1626545537
Release 2016-05-31
Pages 278
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Do you dream of raising a feeder animal but have limited land, time, and money? Dirk van Loon has a solution for you! Covering everything from buying your pig to smoking your own bacon, "Small-Scale Pig Raising" will show you how to produce the most meat for the smallest investment of time and money in a healthy and stress-free environment. This volume covers the essentials, including: Housing & equipment Penning & handling Commercial feeds Alternative feeds Pig digestion & physiology Breeding & farrowing Management techniques Butchering "Small-Scale Pig Raising" includes in-depth detail on home butchering with step-by-step instructions and photos that break down the entire process from slaughtering to portioning meat for the freezer. This book covers everything a beginner needs to know.



Small Scale Pig Raising

Small Scale Pig Raising Author Dirk Van Loon
ISBN-10 1626542473
Release 2015-09-10
Pages 274
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Do you dream of raising a feeder animal but have limited land, time, and money? Dirk van Loon has a solution for you Covering everything from buying your pig to smoking your own bacon, "Small-Scale Pig Raising" will show you how to produce the most meat for the smallest investment of time and money. This volume covers the essentials, including: Housing & equipment Penning & handling Commercial feeds Alternative feeds Pig digestion & physiology Breeding & farrowing Management techniques Butchering "Small-Scale Pig Raising" includes in-depth detail on home butchering with step-by-step instructions and photos that break down the entire process from slaughtering to portioning meat for the freezer. This book covers everything a beginner needs to know.



Small scale Pig Raising

Small scale Pig Raising Author Dirk Van Loon
ISBN-10 0882661361
Release 1978
Pages 263
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Covers everything from buying a pig to smoking your own bacon, with instructions for housing and equipment, penning and handling, health and nutrition, feeding, pig physiology, breeding and farrowing, managing techniques, and butchering.



Small scale Outdoor Pig Breeding

Small scale Outdoor Pig Breeding Author Wendy Scudamore
ISBN-10 9781785000645
Release 2015-05-31
Pages 144
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Small-scale Outdoor Pig Breeding is a comprehensive guide to breeding and rearing pigs in natural conditions without compromising their well-being. The book provides support for novice pig-keepers hoping to breed their own pigs. Moreover, it also acts as a valuable reference for more experienced breeders and offers information about different breeds of pigs and their respective needs. Topics covered include: choosing a breed; selecting a boar; hogging and mating; gestation care; farrowing; and hand rearing. This invaluable reference guide to breeding and rearing pigs is aimed at all pig-keepers, whether novice or more experienced, and also smallholders, farmers and rare breed enthusiasts. Fully illustrated with 77 colour photographs and diagrams.



How to Raise Pigs

How to Raise Pigs Author Philip Hasheider
ISBN-10 9781610588942
Release 2014-01-15
Pages 176
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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.



Small scale Pig Farming in New Zealand

Small scale Pig Farming in New Zealand Author David Yerex
ISBN-10 0909014027
Release 1994
Pages 64
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Small scale Pig Farming in New Zealand has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Small scale Pig Farming in New Zealand also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Small scale Pig Farming in New Zealand book for free.



Pastured Pigs on a Small Scale

Pastured Pigs on a Small Scale Author Lee McCosker
ISBN-10 9780646914039
Release 2015-12-16
Pages 128
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This book is the revised version of 'Keeping A Few Free Range Pigs'. The popularity of free range pig farming increases all the time but it is not just those that wish to farm pigs on a commercial scale that are a part of this movement, small mixed farms and people that just want to raise a few pigs for the freezer are seeking out information on the best way to farm a few pigs out on pasture. This book is written in a question and answer format, easy to read, no technical jargon, just uncomplicated information and answers to questions on keeping a few free range pigs on pasture.



Pigs for the Freezer

Pigs for the Freezer Author Linda McDonald-Brown
ISBN-10 1847971628
Release 2010
Pages 144
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Small-scale pig keeping is expanding—not only in the countryside but also in urban areas. However, at the outset, the prospect of owning pigs can be frightening for the uninitiated. This guide is aimed at the small-scale producer in a suburban or urban environment as well as smallholders who want to keep a few pigs for the first time. It guides the reader through the day-to-day routine of looking after pigs and provides essential information. Moreover, it touches on the emotional side of sending your pigs to slaughter and demonstrates how the carcasses should be butchered. Finally, the author provides a selection of delicious recipes using just about every part of the pig, including the ears.



Storey s Guide to Raising Pigs 3rd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Pigs  3rd Edition Author Kelly Klober
ISBN-10 9781603426862
Release 2010-01-27
Pages 374
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Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.



Pigs

Pigs Author Arie Mcfarlen
ISBN-10 9781935484813
Release 2011-05-03
Pages 184
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These Hobby Farms livestock care manuals will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm - for pleasure and profit.



Sepp Holzer s Permaculture

Sepp Holzer s Permaculture Author Sepp Holzer
ISBN-10 9781603583831
Release 2011-04-11
Pages 256
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Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures.In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming methods, not just how to create a holistic system on the farm itself, but how to make a living from it. Holzer writes about everything from the overall concepts, down to the practical details.In Sepp Holzer's Permaculturereaders will learn: How he sets up a permaculture system The fruit varieties he has found best for permaculture growing How to construct terraces, ponds, and waterways How to build shelters for animals and how to work with them on the land How to cultivate edible mushrooms in the garden and on the farm and much more! Holzer offers a wealth of information for the gardener, smallholder or alternative farmer yet the book's greatest value is the attitudes it teaches. He reveals the thinking processes based on principles found in nature that create his productive systems. These can be applied anywhere.



Pig Farming

Pig Farming Author
ISBN-10 0798667435
Release 2004
Pages 48
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Pig Farming has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Pig Farming also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Pig Farming book for free.



Dirt Hog

Dirt Hog Author Kelly Klober
ISBN-10 1601730012
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 309
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In today's market, range-rearing of swine provides the family farm with a key venture for diversification and cash flow-perhaps no other large animal enterprise offers as fast a turnaround on investment. Range-produced pork is now sought out by the informed consumer concerned with the issues of production and willing to pay a premium to get it. This comprehensive manual on raising hogs the natural way includes sections on housing and fencing, selection and breeding, herd maintenance, feeds and feeding, marketing and more.



The Small Scale Poultry Flock

The Small Scale Poultry Flock Author Harvey Ussery
ISBN-10 9781603583671
Release 2011-10-07
Pages 416
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The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management) Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.



Pig Tales An Omnivores Quest for Sustainable Meat

Pig Tales  An Omnivores Quest for Sustainable Meat Author Barry Estabrook
ISBN-10 9780393248036
Release 2015-05-04
Pages 320
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“Illuminating, a window into the world of pigs and pig farmers that every American omnivore needs to read.” —Ruth Reichl, author of Delicious! Barry Estabrook, author of the New York Times bestseller Tomatoland and a writer of “great skill and compassion” (Eric Schlosser), now explores the dark side of the American pork industry. Drawing on his personal experiences raising pigs as well as his sharp investigative instincts, Estabrook covers the range of the human-porcine experience. He embarks on nocturnal feral pig hunts in Texas. He visits farmers who raise animals in vast confinement barns for Smithfield and Tyson, two of the country’s biggest pork producers. And he describes the threat of infectious disease and the possible contamination of our food supply. Through these stories shines Estabrook’s abiding love for these remarkable creatures. Pigs are social, self-aware, and playful, not to mention smart enough to master the typical house dog commands of “sit, stay, come” twice as fast as your average pooch. With the cognitive abilities of at least three-year-olds, they can even learn to operate a modified computer. Unfortunately for the pigs, they’re also delicious to eat. Estabrook shows how these creatures are all too often subjected to lives of suffering in confinement and squalor, sustained on a drug-laced diet just long enough to reach slaughter weight, then killed on mechanized disassembly lines. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Pig Tales presents a lively portrait of those farmers who are taking an alternative approach, like one Danish producer that has a far more eco-friendly and humane system of pork production, and new, small family farms with free-range heritage pigs raised on antibiotic-free diets. It is possible to raise pigs responsibly and respectfully in a way that is good for producers, consumers, and some of the top chefs in America. Provocative, witty, and deeply informed, Pig Tales is bound to spark conversation at dinner tables across America.



Raising the homestead hog

Raising the homestead hog Author Jerome D. Belanger
ISBN-10 WISC:89066943127
Release 1977-03-01
Pages 226
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Includes information on how to butcher hogs and how to use pork meat, along with a few recipes.



The Family Cow

The Family Cow Author Dirk Van Loon
ISBN-10 9781612123202
Release 2014-02-28
Pages 250
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This is the essential guide for anyone who wants to keep a cow. Fully illustrated chapters provide comprehensive information on buying, handling, feeding, milking, calving, nutrition, health care, breeds, growing feed crops, and more.