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New Society Publishers Spring 2021

Profitable Homestead Pigs
Raising Happy Pigs for Food or Market
By (author): John Moody
John Moody


New Society Publishers - Gabriola Island



Product Form:


Form detail:

Trade, Adhesive bound
Paperback , Trade, Adhesive bound


General Trade
Jan 11, 2022
Print Run: 6000
$24.99 CAD


8.88in x 7.5 x 0.46 in | 0.92 lb

Page Count:

172 pages


a maximum of 70 color maps, charts, photographs and graphics
100% recycled content
FSC certified – recycled C016245
New Society Publishers
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Animal husbandry|Agriculture, agribusiness and food production industries|Veterinary medicine: large animals|Sustainable agriculture
  • Short Description

Profitable Homestead Pigs provides cost-effective methods for producing affordable, high-quality meat for your family or for profit on a small-scale homestead farm. With its creative methods to reduce costs—from piglet to pork chop—you'll benefit from careful financial analysis in every step.

Combine pork chops with profit and bring home the bacon the frugal way!

Combine pork chops with profit and bring home the bacon the frugal way!

Profitable Homestead Pigs takes you on a journey deep into small-scale pig raising, showing cost-effective methods to produce sustainable, affordable, high-quality meat for your family or for profit. Filled with creative workarounds to radically reduce costs, from piglet to pork chop, it covers:

  • Picking piglets, transport, housing, bedding, and safety
  • Creative approaches to feeding and keeping hogs healthy and happy
  • Butchering, pricing, products, marketing, and selling options
  • A numbers-driven approach to sound financial decisions
  • Financial analysis, tools, worksheets, and creative cost-saving solutions.

Whether you raise a few pigs for the fun of it and to feed your family or you are looking to add to your farm's bottom line, Profitable Homestead Pigs is the go-to guide to raising healthly, happy pigs humanely and frugally for a quality product and a reasonable profit.

  • The complete guide to small scale pig farming.
  • Differs from other books on raising pigs because it is targeted specifically to small land holders
  • Focuses specifically on the financial aspects of small scale pig farming including financial analysis, cost-saving steps and return on investment
  • Offers creative workarounds and tips to radically reduce costs
  • Includes tools and worksheets for careful financial analysis which are also available as a free download from the author's website
  • The author is a homesteader and farmer, founder of Whole Life Services, and CEO of Steader, an online video-based learning platform.
  • He is the author of three previous books with New Society Publishers and a contributor to numerous magazines including Growing for Market, Mother Earth News, Acres U.S.A., and Wise Traditions.
  • He is a well-known speaker at Mother Earth News Fairs and homesteading events.
  • Contains information on management issues, how to keep pigs healthy and happy, including pig behaviour and basic pig husbandry

Audience: people interested in homesteading and just starting out, homesteaders looking for new ideas, small-scale farmers, and people involved in regenerative agriculture

John Moody is an award-winning homesteader and farmer who has raised pigs and other homestead animals for a decade. He is the founder of Whole Life Services and CEO of Steader, an online video-based learning platform that brings the best practitioners to guide and inspire those who find the joy in raising and growing their own food. John speaks and presents at homesteading conferences and events, and is a contributor to numerous magazines, journals, and websites. He is author of The Frugal Homesteader, The Elderberry Book, and DIY Sourdough. John lives, farms, and homesteads with his wife Jessica and their five children on 35 acres in Kentucky.

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