Book: How to Raise Pigs
Author: Philip Hasheider
Cost: $19.95

No matter if you’re raising one pig or a herd, the expert advice in the How to Raise Pigs guidebook will provide valuable help. The book guides readers through pork production operations from beginning to end. It may be used to get basic messages across to first-time pork production employees, or you could donate a copy to your local 4-H club, school or public library.

This easy-to-follow guide provides advice to help the reader:

  • Choose and buy the pigs suitable for you
  • House and feed pigs
  • Manage a herd and keep it healthy
  • Breed the herd
  • Deliver and raise piglets
  • Butcher and market pork
  • Show pigs at fairs.

The author, Philip Hasheider, grew up on a cattle and swine farm in southeastern Wisconsin. Clint Rusk, PurdueUniversity associate professor of the agriculture education department, reviewed and approved the guide.

The book is available in bookstores, online booksellers and from the publisher at