There’s no doubt that keeping pigs is becoming more popular – especially raising a couple of weaners for the freezer. This is nothing new – many of our not so distant ancestors would have kept a pig to provide pork, bacon and sausages for the family and neighbours. However, legislation was a bit more relaxed then and Britain less built-up.
Raising a couple of weaners isn’t hugely difficult but you must do your research and go into it with your eyes open. Our pig guides and articles will help you to do that.
Guides & articles:
The Illustrated Guide to Pigs Celia Lewis
Pigs for the Freezer: A Guide to Small-Scale Production Linda McDonald-Brown
Pig Keeping (Countryside Series) Richard Lutwyche
Small-Scale Outdoor Pig Breeding Wendy Scudamore
Pig Ailments: Recognition and Treatment Mark White
Pig Nose Rings. High quality… £0.88 + p&p
Pre-printed record… £6.00 + p&p
94cm x 76cm small Pig board. … £31.20 + p&p
Weigh tape for Pigs. A simple… £6.32 + p&p