Dirt Hog - A hands on guide to raising pigs outdoors .. naturally.
In today's market, range-rearing of swine provides the family farm with a key venture for diversification and cash flow-perhaps no other large animal enterprise offers as fast a turnaround on investment.
Range-produced pork is now sought out by the informed consumer concerned with the issues of production and willing to pay a premium to get it.
This comprehensive manual on raising hogs the natural way includes sections on housing and fencing, selection and breeding, herd maintenance, feeds and feeding, marketing and more.
Author Kelly Klober was raised on a small, mixed-livestock farm in Middletown, Missouri, USA, where he began a lifetime of experience with various livestock species. Klober notes that has been “kicked, bitten, and/or stomped” by every major livestock species, and he has been active in poultry and livestock breed preservation for many years. He has a State Farmer Degree from the Missouri FFA, and he and his wife, Phyllis, have been involved in 4-H Club leadership. Klober has written on agriculture, especially for the small farm field, for 20 years. He has more than 35 years’ experience as a breeder of purebred Duroc swine.