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Get Started In Pig Keeping: Teach Yourself by Tony York

Get Started In Pig Keeping: Teach Yourself by Tony York

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We first met Tony York when we were at the start of our pig-keeping venture, back in 2003. He hosted a great course at Pig Paradise and we can vouch for his knowledge and expertise.

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.

About the author

Tony York has been running courses for amateur pig-keepers for over 10 years, and has seen the number of attendees triple in that time. He has made several television programmes on pigkeeping and is known in the community for his passionate commitment to furthering the cause of organic farming and smallholding as well as for his expert communication skills.

Book details

Paperback
176 pages
Publisher
Teach Yourself
Publication date
March 2010
ISBN-10
1444101161
ISBN-13
9781444101164

Comments

Michael Ifeanyi Ikeani

Monday 25 June, 2012 at 3:00pm

Hello Tony, i'm a piggery farmer in Enugu state, Nigeria. Pls will like to know more about pigs. Best wishes

penina

Friday 31 August, 2012 at 7:31am

This is greate please keep me posted on challanges that I might face in the process of pig keeping.

Irene Uhunmwangho

Saturday 22 September, 2012 at 2:33pm

I want to start a pig farm. I need some training or books. How can you help me. I am from Nigeria. I live in Abuja but currently on vacation in st louis, Missouri for two weeks. Thanks

timitia c patsikadova

Monday 1 October, 2012 at 6:07pm

I am a Zimbabwean want to do pig farming can you send me tips that will help me as a starter.

Benjamin Mali

Sunday 21 October, 2012 at 12:48am

I am a Zambian and intends to start pigs, kindly send me the recommendable type of piggery structure i can put up for a start.

Adolf Arthur

Saturday 27 October, 2012 at 12:33pm

Hi Tony

I'm about to start my own pig farm. I want to make it big, but i want to start it on a small scale, so therefore i would like u to send me tips on how to begin and maintain it.

Thanks a lot.

SUNDAY AWODIYA

Monday 29 October, 2012 at 10:43am

I want to start a pig farm. I need some training or books. How can you help me. I am from Nigeria. I live in Ogun state Thanks.

Benjamin Mali

Monday 29 October, 2012 at 12:50pm

Am currently based in Liberia, would you know where i can get this book " Get started in Pig keeping" around here or nearby countries?

FLINT

Tuesday 20 November, 2012 at 2:47pm

hai, i want to know how to reduce fats and increase fresh on pigs .

zambia

Dare Banjoko

Wednesday 2 January, 2013 at 8:19pm

Hi Tony. I am about starting my pig farm. Can u pls send to me the electronic of the book. I wil sincerely appriciate this. Thanks

ocaya emmanuel

Tuesday 22 January, 2013 at 8:23am

Hi Tony

i am from Uganda

i have just started pig farming,i need some literatures on management of a pig farm since i intend to expand the farm to a commercial level.can i get it in the soft copy form?

thanks

Sobowale Femi

Monday 28 January, 2013 at 1:27pm

Hi Tony, i've just started pig farming, my aim is to take it to commercial level. kindly send me literature that will be helpful in electronically. Thanks

Sobowale Femi

Monday 28 January, 2013 at 1:29pm

Hi Tony, i've just started pig farming, my aim is to take it to commercial level. kindly send me literature that will be helpful electronically. Thanks

Howard

Thursday 21 February, 2013 at 7:43am

I am about to start pig farming, how can i get some guide lines

rodgers sanyangani

Sunday 19 May, 2013 at 7:01am

I appreciate ur tips r crucial I'm gonna practice all ur tips I thnk ill score good harvest

Jane Rwamba

Thursday 4 July, 2013 at 2:29pm

Rwamba from Kenya,

Hi Tony,

I have started a pig farm without any knowledge of pigs and want to do it for commercial. Please advice me i have a big issue with the feeds and when to tell they are sick.

mushambi

Sunday 10 November, 2013 at 2:44pm

Am good at fattening pigs.problem lies in breeding. How best can I have piglets.for sure its not a question of putting a sow and a boar together.can i get it right first time.i need 2 litters per year.must be very profitable small holding.can i thin my 3 year old gilts and breed them. Not really fat anyway..

As last resort i am thinking of changing boar. I now know boar infertility.pls assist.....

Nicholas

Monday 30 December, 2013 at 5:31am

I am nicholas from kenya, i want to to expand my project of pig rearing please help me on how i can be able to go about it so easily without stress.

Hellen Oluoch

Wednesday 22 January, 2014 at 7:23am

Am a small farmer in kenya rearing pigs. My main problem is fattening pigs. Is there any pig boosters that work? The one i have tried i hav not gotten sny results. Also how can i get a copy of the book online. Thanks

Bruno M MAhai

Wednesday 22 January, 2014 at 10:21am

am thru with pig studies am the one just started this project writting from Tanzania how can i get those studies on line or copies of same

thanx for efforts making us going forwad

Anim Aboagye Daniel

Monday 17 February, 2014 at 6:47am

am beginner in pig farming and I need more insight about how to keep them so that I will get lean meat and also how to get some of your books.am Daniel from Ghana

Anim Aboagye Daniel

Monday 17 February, 2014 at 6:54am

am a beginner in pig farming and want to get insight about how to get lean meat and how to get some of your books thanks.am Daniel

Cynthia mukwamiri

Wednesday 5 March, 2014 at 2:19am

Hi Tony lm Cynthia from Zimbabwe and have just started rearing pigs which l took over from my mother but have little knowledge, may you kindly provide me with info for a beginner with no background knowledge. Email add cmukwamiri@gmail.com

OSWALD Hill

Wednesday 5 March, 2014 at 4:26pm

Hi Tony lm Hill from Jamaica and have just started rearing pigs which l took over from my mother but have little knowledge, may you kindly provide me with info for a beginner with no background knowledge

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