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Choosing and Keeping Pigs

By Linda Mcdonald-Brown

  • Paperback
  • £14.99

Backyard pig-keeping is growing in popularity with lots of smallholders and hobby farmers eager for information. Orders for pig homes have quadrupled in the last 3 years. One of the most respected companies, the Bridgiemire Pig Arc Company, sold over 1,000 homes in 2007, compared with around 250 in 2004 Rare breed resurgence and high-profile celebrity keepers such as George Clooney and Gordon Ramsey has put home-reared pigs back in the public eye. The Jimmy's Farm series of programmes regularly attracted viewing figures of 3.5 million.

Pigs make friendly, intelligent pets and clear ground, recycle waste, fertilize the soil and produce wonderful meat. Choosing and Keeping Pigs will provide you with all you need to know regarding pig-rearing and care.This practical, accessible book is the ideal beginner's guide to these great animals, and includes clear instructions on choosing and looking after pigs, and expert advice on housing, fencing, feeding and farrowing. The book also includes a comprehensive directory of over 30 traditional and rare breeds.

Biographical Notes

Linda McDonald-Brown is a highly experienced pig keeper and runs her own company producing pig arcs. She keeps and farrows a wide range of traditional and rare breeds as well as teaching one-day courses on how to get started with pigs.

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  • ISBN: 9781856753111
  • Publication date: 06 Apr 2009
  • Page count: 208
  • Imprint: Gaia
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