Whether you are thinking about keeping pigs or just love pigs because they are such intelligent, friendly and adorable animals this guide offers all you need to know about every aspect of pig keeping. York says, 'There is no need for you to have a farming background as the pig is probably the easiest of all animals to train in order to make sure it behaves and reacts in the way you want it and pretty soon you will prefer your pigs to a lot of humans'.
Get Started in Pig Keeping offers amateur pigkeepers everything they need to make a success of this increasingly popular pursuit. Whether you are interested in breeding pigs, in meat production, or just want the pleasure of their company, this book covers legalities, basic equipment, picking breeds, understanding behaviour and how to raise and slaughter pigs. You ll get all of the advice you need on daily maintenance of your animal, from feeding to cleaning, and find ample resources if you wish to produce your own meat or even market and sell it at a local level.