Pigs for the Freezer: A Guide to Small-Scale Production (Hardcover)

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Small-scale pig keeping is expanding—not only in the countryside but also in urban areas. However, at the outset, the prospect of owning pigs can be frightening for the uninitiated. This guide is aimed at the small-scale producer in a suburban or urban environment as well as smallholders who want to keep a few pigs for the first time. It guides the reader through the day-to-day routine of looking after pigs and provides essential information. Moreover, it touches on the emotional side of sending your pigs to slaughter and demonstrates how the carcasses should be butchered. Finally, the author provides a selection of delicious recipes using just about every part of the pig, including the ears.

About the Author

Linda McDonald-Brown is the owner and manager of the Bidgiemire Pig Company, which specializes in selling a wide range of arks and other pig equipment, presenting courses on small-scale pig farming, and rearing traditional pig breeds. She is a regular contributor to smallholding magazines and has participated in television and radio programs.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781847971623
ISBN-10: 1847971628
Publisher: Crowood Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2010
Pages: 144
Language: English