Updated guide to keeping pigs

The second edition of Pigs – A Guide to Management, which was published late last year, provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of pig-keeping.

Written by Neville Beynon, the new edition updates the original published back in 1990. Its 240 pages look at: how pigs have developed; the influence of the market on breeds and pig-keeping systems; nutrition; the pig and its environment; reproduction; piglet birth, survival, growth and development; and the important place of artificial insemination in both modern commercial production and in maintaining rare breeds.

The welfare, care and management of the pig from birth through to its sale as a finished pig, along with that of the breeding sow, gilt and boar, is a central theme of the book.

Pigs – A Guide to Management covers all aspects of pig husbandry and provides a comprehensive guide to developing pig management skills. Published by The Crowood Press, the book is currently available on the publisher’s website for £18.50 including postage and packing, or for £15 as an eBook.

For more information visit: www.crowood.com

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