Raising Pigs


Posted by admin | Posted in Raising Pigs | Posted on 27-02-2016

So you’re thinking of raising pigs…?

The first thing I can tell you is that it’s a good idea!

It’s obviously a more serious idea than keeping chickens or goats, as raising pigs is a bit more “farmer” than a few birds in your yard.

So just what is involved with raising pigs (hogs)?

Is it quite easy – or really complicated, hard work or tiresome?

What are the laws like? Is it expensive? Do you need a lot of land?

You’d think in the modern world with internet and stuff it would be easy to find answers – but it’s not. Happily, you can find the answers here!

The Problem With Pigs

You see, most people have never raised pigs, don’t know anyone who does and have just some vague ideas, most of which are wrong.

raising pigs for profit

Raising Pigs for Profit

In contrast, you’ll find some big heavy books, expensive foreign courses (!) and other such things, all of which presume you’re a millionaire with a massive farm.

They think you just issue orders to your many staff, whilst sipping lemon tea and reading the financial papers or something.

It’s very hard to find really useful, practical advice for the beginner pig farmer, who is just getting started on a smaller scale. Or just thinking of raising pigs and wants to know what’s <em>really</em> involved!

Also, what little literature is out there seems to be written for lawyers, or at least written by lawyers, because they seem to use as many big words as they can!

Pigs are worth learning about though, because they can take a small homestead or even a yard and give you the kind of income and security you’re normally only getting on a really big scale, such as cattle.

Pig Raising Prosperity

First off, nearly all of a pig is valuable meat – and they’re heavy for their size!

Even a “small” pig, sow or boar, is gonna weigh 150lbs. They easily exceed 200lbs.

That’s a lot of chickens!

  • Lots of meat. Lots and lots of it!
  • Highly adaptable – piggery, barn, grazing, anywhere
  • They eat almost anything
  • Perfect for organic farming, converting scraps into quality manure and meat
  • MUCH cleaner than you’d think, especially if given a bit of room
  • Pigs don’t need anything like as much space as cattle
  • Until full-grown, pigs are small enough to control easily – but can’t hide!
  • Pigs are actually quite intelligent –and they know you’re boss

Pigs on the other hand are your own meat factories! They grow like mad, given a real return on your money and can easily be sold on the trotter, slab or steaks.

And did I mention the smell of frying bacon?

There’s no other animal you can keep on a small scale, while making Big Farm money. Even if you’re just thinking of your own food supply (the world’s going crazy!) you can raise pigs.

Keeping pigs doesn’t have to be a big industrial thing, in fact some people keep them as pets, seriously!

Someone asked me if I make friends with pigs or give them names. Why not? If you had a friend who, at great sacrifice, gave you what a pig gives you, that would be a great friend, right? A pig can be the best friend you ever had!

Raising Pigs – The Book

OK, so here’s what I’ve done for you, written you a good little book.

I say little but there’s more than 50 pages, and some with pictures.

It’s written for you, someone new to raising their own pigs, because you need this kind of advice to get started.

It’s not all complicated, to show you how smart I am, it’s written to help you make a smart move by keeping pigs for yourself and for sale.

I’ve covered everything for you, from buying your first weaners. Actually it’s better than that, because I tell you about what you need BEFORE you get them (important).

Now I’m not going to give you a long list of everything in there as the list of contents is 2 pages long but here’s some of it:

  • Tips of Selecting Breeds
  • Your Basic Pig Farming Terminology (words)
  • Full But Simple Checklist for Beginners
  • Choosing Weaners
  • Other Ways of Starting Your Stock
  • Benefits of Straw
  • Caring for Your Sows, Pregnancy and Farrowing
  • Feeding Piglets (Baby Pigs)
  • Feeding Pigs for Beginners
  • Humane Slaughtering
  • Pests and Diseases – what to watch for
  • Breeding Pigs (including Artificial)

And everything else really. I’m also including an over-view of the laws on raising pigs in every USA state, if you’re in America. But I’m not a lawyer, just an over-view OK?

Now your book is a modern electric one, which means you can see it on your computer, so no waiting for the mailman or spending a lot of money on post.

I’m going to take a picture of it, so you can see what the book looks like. You should be able to see it below:

Raising Pigs Book

Raising Pigs PDF

I promised you I was going to tell you everything about raising pigs right? Well as you can see for yourself I’ve done that, everything is in there.

If there’s anything that’s not you can easily find it. This book, or guide, on pigs will show you everything you have to know to get started easily and properly.

If you get this you’ll have happy pigs, healthy ones, that will give you a good return on your investment.

I use a very big company called Paypal. I’m sure you’ve heard of them. They can take credit cards as well.

The price is very low because it just cost me a couple of weeks of time is all and its not costing me paper, so its only $6.95!

That’s very cheap for a good book on raising pigs and it’s the only book written for someone like you, who wants to know about it without a big farm.

Press the link below and I thank you very much!

Click Here To Get Your Book

There’s ALWAYS a Bacon Shortage!


Posted by admin | Posted in Raising Pigs | Posted on 01-01-2016


Recently it’s been in the news that there’s a coming bacon shortage, which for those of us raising pigs could sound like good news, right?

Well this week (one week later) we get an article in Slate, saying there aint no such thing!

Except there is, because of low corn crops, except there isn’t, because of… higher pork prices!

Here’s the (rather long-winded) article:

No Bacon Shortage

But as the man says, “Hence, the “bacon shortage”—actually a global increase in meat prices as a slightly delayed downstream consequence of the increase in corn prices.”

Higher prices for pork?

Sounds good to me!




Weighing in on Raising Pigs


Posted by admin | Posted in Raising Pigs | Posted on 27-03-2015


Welcome to Raising Pigs dot Com! I’m moving my site to this one, as the name is easier to read.

Talking of reading, my book on raising pigs is all finished and will be available here soon!

The strong contrast of raising pigs as opposed to chickens or goats are astounding. All three make great pets perhaps, however the practical aspects of raising pigs far outweigh the latter. (Pun intended).

With the advent of the industrial chicken production centers, it is impossible to compete with these poultry companies. The average farmer who raises chickens commercially is a vanishing class. The start-up cost of purchasing day-old chickens is relatively cheap at around $2 to $2.50 each, depending on quantity and variety. An important fact to remember is chicks are only available from mid March to the end of April. But one must consider the daily feed and shelter for chickens. Chickens need to eat, most of the time corn will suffice. They also need special “egg-layer crumbles” — a 50-pound bag goes for around $16, which lasts about two weeks so it works out to just over $1 a day for the chicken chow.

Chickens like to roost in high places, so there are the added expenses of constructing coops that allow the chickens to naturally rest without the dangerous nuisance of predators like coyotes, foxes, raccoons, weasels, hawks, and cats.

Most people who enthusiastically raise chickens so in fact turn a profit; however, it is minuscule compared to raising pigs.

Goats on the other hand lend a whole new dimension of obstacles for the average farmer. The average purchase price for a dairy goat kid is between $100 and $300. That price will vary depending on where you live. Feeding you goats hay will run between $9 and $12 per bale, depending on the season and the feed store. Grain costs about $9 per 50 pound bag. One mature dairy goat eats approximately 1 bale of hay every 2 weeks.

The cold months usher in a whole new hindrance for keeping goats. Preparing for winter isn’t usually something that can be done at the last minute. Preparation of barns, grounds, and goat feed supplies should be in place prior to the time of expected cold weather. Goats are rather hardy animals; however they are susceptible to pneumonia, a possible result of being subjected to damp, drafty conditions. Dairy goats can handle the cold temperatures if they have a shelter to get out of the wind and have a good undercoat of hair to protect them from frigid temperatures.

Goats’ thrive in large open fields where they can get plenty of exercise to build their muscles. Keeping them is small confined areas is neither healthy for goats nor the people who consume their milk or meat. Extra expenditures associated with goats are worming as well as other medications linked to raising healthy goats.

Besides the above mentioned obstacles associated with keeping goats, I must emphasize the mean-spirited temperament of these animals. Goats are just plain mean… Period.

Although it is preferable to raise your pigs in open areas where they can get sunlight and exercise, using a barn to raise pigs is not unheard of. It is natural for pigs and hogs to root. The snout is the strongest muscle in the pigs body. Therefore, the ideal environment would consist of a barn for them to sleep in at night with an open area to “root” in during the day.

The diet of any pig is favorable to the farmer. Pigs are omnivores, which means they eat plants and animals. Pigs eat almost any kind of food, including dead insects, worms, trees, bark, and even garbage which means the price of food for these animals is a HUGE benefit as opposed to keeping chickens or goats.

Pound for pound, the benefits of raising pigs far out-weigh keeping chickens and goats. (Once again…Pun intended.)