Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs: Care/Facilities/Management/Breed Selection


Practical advice for buying, feeding, and caring for hogs, plus modern breeding and herd management.

Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs: Care/Facilities/Management/Breed Selection

5 Responses to “Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs: Care/Facilities/Management/Breed Selection”

  1. shumann2 Says:

    This is a great starter for raising pigs. It gives a lot of the basics on different breeds of pigs. The book is very helpful. Thank you.
    Rating: 3 / 5


  2. Jeffrey A. Hensley Says:

    Anyone familiar with the Storey’s line of books already knows this book is worth buying. I have this series for a variety of barnyard critters and find them all to be a complete resource on raising and caring for my animals.
    Rating: 5 / 5


  3. Sunshine Says:

    I purchased this book last year when my children decided that they wanted to take market hogs as their 4-H projects. I had no idea of how to raise a pig. This book was my saving grace. It had all the answers that I needed to help my children with their projects. Wonderful resource for kids and adults.
    Rating: 5 / 5


  4. John Theodore Ashley Says:

    I learned some about pigs in this book but… have you ever tried to render your own lard??
    This book says just to boil pig fat in water for awhile
    That won’t make lard
    Took me four tries to finally get it right
    Practical experience taught me more than this book
    Rating: 4 / 5


  5. M. Koehler Says:

    I bought this just after deciding with my son that we would keep his agriculture project(a nice spot gilt) and raise a litter of pigs for the next year. I have read the book from cover to cover and feel confident that I will be able to raise healthier happier pigs because I have this book. I had this guide and used it as my bible during the farrowing and it was VERY, VERY, VERY helpful. I had all of the supplies and knowledge that I needed to help with the birth of the pigs and it kept me from having to have a vet come out when the sow was having trouble with the last few pigs. A MUST HAVE if your planning on raising pigs for stock shows and don’t have a clue!!! Good luck, and I hope you have as much fun raising pigs as we do!!!
    -Mel
    Rating: 5 / 5