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Title:
Storey's guide to raising pigs
Author:
Klober, Kelly, 1949-
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Guide to raising pigs
Publication Information:
Pownal, Vt. : Storey Books, [2000?]

©1997
Physical Description:
313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Previously published as: Guide to raising pigs. Pownal, Vt. : Storey Communications, c1997.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9781580173261
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Providing all the information a small-scale pig farmer needs, this comprehensive guide covers breed selection, housing, humane handling, butchering, disease management, and more. 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.


Author Notes

T. Byram Karasu, M.D., a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, is presently the Silverman Professor and University Chairman of the Deparmtent of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstien College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, and the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Psychotherapy. He is the author or editor of 20 books, including two novels, Of God and Madness and The Gotham Chronicles--The Culture of Sociopathy; a book of poetry, Rags of My Soul; the seminal work, Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders; and two best sellers, The Art of Serenity and The Spirit of Happiness. Dr. Karasu is a scholar, renowned clinician, teacher and lecturer, and the recipient of numerous awards. He lives in New York City.


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
Glossary
Index