Author(s): Dirk van Loon
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
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.
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.