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Harris on the Pig: Practical Hints for the Pig Farmer

In this delightful, turn-of-the-century guide, farmer Joseph Harris dispenses practical, time-honored teachings on the hows and wherefores of pig rearing. Included here is a comprehensive introduction to various breeds of pigs such as the Lord Western Essex and the Chester County White, a common-sense approach to feeding, step-by-step instruction on building piggeries and pens, plus dozens of other useful lessons - all leavened with a healthy dose of humor. Gems of knowledge abound: A well-bred pig won't waste energy wandering around the pen, insists Harris. Such a pig will instead sleep three-fourths of the day, especially in winter. Also, pigpens should be cleaned daily. This few minutes' work will lead pigs to form their own cleanly habits, which will in turn save on bedding.
Illustrated throughout, Harris on the Pig is a veritable swine bible offering the serious breeder and casual reader alike a fine education in the practices of pig management.

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Category: Pigs: Book
Title: Harris on the Pig: Practical Hints for the Pig Farmer
URL: http://www.livestock-directory.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1558219781/ref=ase_livestockdire-20/102-7586168-7114536?v=glance&s=books
Released Date: August 1, 1999
Cost: $10.36
List Price: $12.95
Pages: 288 pages
Edition: Paperback, 1st Edition
ISBN: 1558219781
Publisher: The Lyons Press
Author: Joseph Harris
Keywords: pigs, pig information, pig rearing, pig raising, pig farming, pig breeding
Summary: In this delightful, turn-of-the-century guide, farmer Joseph Harris dispenses practical, time-honored teachings on the hows and wherefores of pig rearing.
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In this delightful, turn-of-the-century guide, farmer Joseph Harris dispenses practical, time-honored teachings on the hows and wherefores of pig rearing. Included here is a comprehensive introduction to various breeds of pigs such as the Lord Western Essex and the Chester County White, a common-sense approach to feeding, step-by-step instruction on building piggeries and pens, plus dozens of other useful lessons - all leavened with a healthy dose of humor. Gems of knowledge abound: A well-bred pig won't waste energy wandering around the pen, insists Harris. Such a pig will instead sleep three-fourths of the day, especially in winter. Also, pigpens should be cleaned daily. This few minutes' work will lead pigs to form their own cleanly habits, which will in turn save on bedding.
Illustrated throughout, Harris on the Pig is a veritable swine bible offering the serious breeder and casual reader alike a fine education in the practices of pig management.