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Pig Manual (Paperback) - Liz Shankland

Liz Shankland

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The complete step-by-step guide to keeping pigs

About The Book

The idea of keeping a few pigs has undergone something of a renaissance and never before has it been so popular. The Pig Manual is a straightforward, no-nonsense guide to getting started - whether your interest is filling your freezer, starting a new business, managing land the traditional way, or simply taking on some charismatic new pets.

Packed with colour photos and clear step-by-step text, this manual is ideal for beginners who need advice on buying and rearing their first pigs. It's also a handy resource for the more experienced pig-keeper who occasionally needs to dip into a quick-reference manual for help and reassurance.


Additional Information

Author Liz Shankland
Availability In Print
Dimensions 270 x 210mm (W x H)
Extent 160 pages
ISBN 9781785211010
Publication date August 2016
Book Type Softcover


History of the modern pig:

  • how breeds have developed,
  • guide to the popular breeds,
  • choosing the right breed.

Getting started:

  • costs,
  • rules and regulations,
  • training,
  • housing,
  • vets and transport.


  • when to buy and where to buy from,
  • what to look for,
  • pedigree or non-pedigree?


  • different feeds,
  • blending,
  • growing,
  • amounts needed.

Health and welfare:

  • diseases,
  • general health advice,
  • behaviour and first aid.

Eating your own:

  • psychological preparation,
  • planning,
  • timings,
  • abattoirs,
  • transport,
  • butchers and home butchery,
  • selling.


  • choosing stock,
  • breeding cycles,
  • nutritional and medicinal care,
  • mating process,
  • farrowing,
  • care of litter, weaning.


  • why,
  • how and where,
  • classes,
  • preparation.

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