Small Scale Pig Raising

Author(s): Dirk van Loon

Deer, Goats & Pigs | Don McMillan

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. 


Good copy,

Product Information

Dirk van Loon, a graduate of the College of Agriculture at Cornell, publishes Rural Delivery, a monthly magazine for small-scale farmers, and raises food for his table in Nova Scotia.

General Fields

  • : 0882661361
  • : Storey Books
  • : Storey Books
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 263
  • : B&W photos, illustrations
  • : Dirk van Loon
  • : Paperback/Softback