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Everything an amateur pigkeeper needs for success
Get Started in Pig Keeping offers amateur pigkeepers everything they need to make a success of this increasingly popular pursuit. Whether you are interested in breeding pigs, in meat production, or just want the pleasure of their company, this book covers legalities, basic equipment, picking breeds, understanding behaviour and how to raise and slaughter pigs. You'll get all of the advice you need on daily maintenance of your animal, from feeding to cleaning, and find ample resources if you wish to produce your own meat - or even market and sell it at a local level.
Get Started in Pig Keeping includes:
Chapter 1: The starting point
Chapter 2: Preparation and knowing the rules
Chapter 3: Before your pig arrives
Chapter 4: Can keeping pigs be cost effective?
Chapter 5: Getting your first pig
Chapter 6: Feeding your pig
Chapter 7: The health of your pig
Chapter 8: Breeding from your own stock
Chapter 9: Meat for the freezer
Chapter 10: Sales and Marketing
Chapter 11: Who's who in the pig world
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Tony York has been running courses for amateur pig-keepers for over 10 years, and has seen the number of attendees triple in that time. He has made several television programmes on pigkeeping and is known in the community for his passionate commitment to furthering the cause of organic farming and smallholding as well as for his expert communication skills.