A user-friendly guide to keeping happy and healthy pigs in your outdoor space, whether for produce, profit or pleasure.
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
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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.