Pig Keeping (Countryside Series) by Richard Lutwyche

Pig Keeping (Countryside Series) by Richard Lutwyche

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Whether you would like a Kune Kune to keep as a pet, a British Lop to breed and raise pedigree piglets, or perhaps a Berkshire for delicious sausages, this book will help you to pick the right pig for you.

Guiding you through every stage of the pig keeping process - from choosing livestock to finding a partner for your sow - the author Richard Lutwyche covers everything you need to know about keeping, breeding, eating and selling pigs.

A fascinating and practical guide to the pig breeds of Britain. Covers rare and traditional breeds—from the Tamworth to the Gloucestershire Old Spot—as well as imported breeds such as the Vietnamese Pot Belly. Packed with practical information on keeping pigs for pets or for meat or for breeding. Includes expert advice on walking, feeding, providing shelter and mating—right through to selling the meat and raising piglets.

About the author

Richard Lutwyche is Secretary of both the Gloucestershire Old Spots Pig Breeders' Club and the British Saddlebacks Breeders' Club. He edits both their newsletters as well as being former editor of the Tamworth Breeders' Club newsletter. He has published articles in a number of magazines including Country Life, The Field, and Country Living.

Book details

96 pages
National Trust
Publication date
May 2010


Shirley Howes

Sunday 6 July, 2014 at 9:08pm

Richard Lutwyche is no longer the editor for the Tamworth Breeders' Club. He retired from that post two years ago.


Monday 7 July, 2014 at 7:51am

Thanks Shirley, updated now.


Sunday 6 March, 2016 at 12:27pm

The born live is 10.5 want to wean 11 what can be the reason for not getting a born alive of 12.5 or more to wean 11


Sunday 6 March, 2016 at 12:31pm

what is the average in mortality at birth and before weaning


Sunday 6 March, 2016 at 12:46pm

What can the harm be of to much protien for dry sows,lacktating sow , farrowing ,weaners growers and finisher weight and born alive , total born , still born and mumies in piglets.


Monday 7 March, 2016 at 5:57pm

Is there any answers to my questions


Monday 7 March, 2016 at 7:34pm

Franz, please ask any questions you have in our forum -

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