Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, farmer Kelly Klober provides expert advice on making any size hog operation more efficient and profitable in Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs. The most comprehensive book available on the topic, this fourth edition features the most up-to-date practices, illustrated with color photography. Both beginners and experienced farmers will find all the information they need to select, house, care for, breed, and butcher pigs, along with marketing advice.
“Whether you are already raising pastured pigs or thinking about adding a new, profitable livestock venture to your farm or ranch, Kelly Klober’s straightforward, proven advice — built on decades of experience — will help you succeed.” — Tara Maxwell, Managing Editor, Acres U.S.A.
“Kelly Klober does an excellent job of gathering into a single book all the practical information on raising pigs that beginning farmers need for success.” — David Kline, Editor, Farming Magazine
From the Back Cover
Raise hogs in a healthy, profitable manner with expert guidance and practical advice from long-time hog farmer Kelly Klober. Whether you're a small farmer or an artisanal breeder, this comprehensive guide gives you everything you need to know to be successful.
Learn how to choose the right breed for your farm; oversee breeding, birthing, and nursing; manage safe, humane housing and fencing options; butcher your hogs and process the pork; and effectively market your hogs and pork.
About the Author
Kelly Klober is the author of Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs and has raised purebred hogs on his Missouri farm for almost 40 years. He writes, speaks, and consults on many small-farm topics, including farmers’ markets, breed preservation, chicken health, and sustainable practices.