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Practical Pig Keeping

Handbook / Manual

By: Paul Smith

208 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

Crowood Press

Hardback | Feb 2001 | #118855 | ISBN: 1861263880
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About this book

The pig industry is committed to intensive indoor pig production as well as indoor straw-based production and extensive outdoor systems. This illustrated manual provides up-to-date information for successful pig keeping. Topics covered include: getting started; breeding for future generations; making the most of nutrition; management - pigs and people; the breeding sow; raising piglets; market considerations; pig health matters and the way forward.


Contents

Getting started; breeding for future generations; making the most of nutrition; management - pigs and people; the breeding sow; raising piglets; market considerations; pig health matters; the way forward.

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Biography

Paul Smith studied Animal Production at the University College of North Wales. His first appointment was with ADAS Great House Experimental Husbandry Farm where he undertook applied research into pigs. In 1978 he became ADAS Pig Specialist in Norfolk and East Suffolk and in 1987 set up PIGSPEC, an independent consultancy advising on management of a wide range of herds. Resident -Norwich, Norfolk

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