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.
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:
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!