Pigs for the Freezer: A Guide to Small-Scale Production by Linda McDonald-Brown

Pigs for the Freezer: A Guide to Small-Scale Production by Linda McDonald-Brown

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Small-scale pig keeping is expanding, not only in the countryside but also in urban areas. However, at the outset the prospect of owning pigs can be frightening for the uninitiated. "Pigs for the Freezer" is aimed at the small-scale producer in a suburban or urban environment as well as smallholders who want to keep a few pigs for the first time.

It guides the reader through the day-to-day routine of looking after pigs and provides essential information. Moreover, it touches on the emotional side of sending your pigs to slaughter and demonstrates how the carcasses should be butchered.

Finally, the author provides a selection of delicious recipes using just about every part of the pig, including the ears.

About the author

Linda McDonald-Brown is the owner and manager of the Bidgiemire Pig Company, which specializes in selling a wide range of arks and other pig equipment, presenting courses on small-scale pig farming, and rearing traditional pig breeds. She is a regular contributor to smallholding magazines and has participated in television and radio programs.

Book details

144 pages
The Crowood Press Ltd
Publication date
May 2010



Sunday 22 April, 2012 at 10:05pm

the info i found on the site has been very helpful. Im one of the small scale pig farmers and need guidance on some aspects of pig farming to grow my farm. Thanks for sharing this valuable info.

Cynthia mukwamiri

Wednesday 5 March, 2014 at 2:13am

Hello lm kindly asking if you may provide me with information on pig rearing , l have a some but little knowledge , my email is

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