New year, new pigs!
JAN 20, 2013: If you’re thinking of getting into pig breeding this spring, LIZ SHANKLAND has some advice on buying your foundation stock.
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The whole hog
Veteran smallholder Alan Beat gives his perspective on the whole business of pig-keeping
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Is Tamworth a good pig breed to rear outdoors?
Q- I was hoping to start breeding my own pigs soon on my 15 acre smallholding, and was wondering about how suitable Tamworths would be for rearing outdoors. At the moment we have no outbuildings, only plastic arks. I was also wondering what the meat was like. Would you recommend it?Read More ›
The pig club
More and more community groups are banding together to produce their own food. Here is a thriving group in west Yorkshire which shares the task of rearing pigs … and enjoying the meat. Marie-Claire Kidd reportsRead More ›
A passion for pigs
Our new columnist is Liz Shankland. Over the coming months, she will be demystifying the business of keeping, showing, and breeding pedigree pigs in Country Smallholding magazine.Read More ›
Piglets in clover
Carol Harris discusses rearing pigletsRead More ›
To breed or not to breed?
Carol Harris on issues relating to breeding pigs and selecting stockRead More ›
Health, welfare and bio-security
Carol Harris on pig husbandry and BerkshiresRead More ›
The economy of pigs
Beer, bread, and bacon. Alan Beat sources his ownRead More ›
How to choose a pig (or two...)
Carol Harris provides some advice on choosing pigs for a smallholding.Read More ›