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Q: information about rearing pigs ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: information about rearing pigs
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: informant-ga
List Price: $7.00
Posted: 05 Apr 2006 08:01 PDT
Expires: 05 May 2006 08:01 PDT
Question ID: 715708
I have a good friend in Africa who wants to begin rearing pigs.I
promised to get him ALL the information he needs on that.That is
ranging from cost,breed,common diseases,sound they make,what a female
pig is called e.t.c

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 05 Apr 2006 08:32 PDT
I believe your friend will benefit greatly from these simply written
publications. Let me know if you are satisfied:

Practical advice for buying, feeding, and caring for hogs, plus modern
breeding and herd management.


Everything you ever needed to know about pigs...but didn't know who to ask

Awaiting your reply.


Clarification of Question by informant-ga on 05 Apr 2006 19:56 PDT
if only i could browse the book but it seems like something that could
be of great use to him.The second unlikely.Just something detailed to
help a "layman" get started on pig rearing.

Clarification of Question by informant-ga on 05 Apr 2006 20:09 PDT
I forgot to mention that I am looking for something online i.e read or
print and not a book.
Subject: Re: information about rearing pigs
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 07 Apr 2006 08:49 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Informant,

Below you wil find information and free online resources regarding pig production. 

The MLC technical division and BPEX produce a large number of
publications and general management leaflets on all aspects of pig
production and other elements of the pigmeat supply chain.
You can download these publications (free) by clicking on the titles
at the following link. There are about 50 titles available.

Additional booklets


Swine - Feeding and Nutrition


Starting pig production

The Pig Note Collection

Management and Economics


The pig site provides a lot of useful information.
Check out the links to other shortcuts on the right..


A Guide to Natural Pig Production (free)


Pigs for small farms


Below is a listing of hog sites provided by the North Dakota
Department of Agricuture that can serve as a ready reference, whether
you are an experienced hog producer or interested in getting started.


Swine Management and Nutrition FAQ


Search terms
pig production guides
guide to pig production swine hogs

I hope thie information provided is helpful!

Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 07 Apr 2006 08:50 PDT
Sorry about the typo.
It should read "the" not "thie".

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 07 Apr 2006 08:58 PDT
Additional information

Swine Production Glossary

Swine Facilities

Quick Disease Guide
This area of lists over 140 pig, hog and swine diseases
/ conditions in alphabetical order. Simply select the disease of
choice from the list below or the drop down menu above. Diseases
listed in alphabetical order.

ThePigSite Weekly Newsletter Archives

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 07 Apr 2006 09:10 PDT
Swine Project Manual Book 
It's a good beginners manual. 
Charts and Diagrams are provided 


Download here:


Figuring Out Pig Production Costs
Defining Cost of Pig Production, the computer program to cut through
the confusion of differing pig production cost calculations.

download a copy of the program here:

Download a copy of the cost definition manual here:
informant-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
That was a very excellent answer you gave.I have more than enough to
choose from.Thanks

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