The Illustrated Guide to Pigs

The Illustrated Guide to Pigs

That allencompassing document, the Domesday Book of 1086 even recorded the value of woodland according to how many pigs it was able to sustain. Although individual pig keeping had declined following the great movement to urban areas ...

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408194805

Category: Nature

Page: 349

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The Illustrated Guide to Pigs covers the 35 most familiar breeds of pigs in Europe and North America. The breed profiles are written in engaging text that covers the history of each breed, its main characteristics and information about how to look after them. Each breed has been illustrated with delightful paintings by the author. Introductory sections contain practical advice about pig-rearing and husbandry, and outline the differences between breeds, including the pros and cons of keeping pure breeds and cross breeds. Whether you're looking to raise your own pigs or simply love these intelligent and endearing animals, this book is a must-have.
Categories: Nature

The Illustrated Guide to Pigs

The Illustrated Guide to Pigs

This guide combines charming illustrations with practical information on the breeds and uses of pigs—with a foreword by HRH Anne, The Princess Royal.

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781628730937

Category: Pets

Page: 262

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With a resurgence of interest in raising animals, this delightfully illustrated and informative book is ideal for anyone who wants to choose the most suitable pig breed. The Illustrated Guide to Pigs covers thirty-eight of the most common breeds of pig in North America and Europe. Lewis has included helpful introductory sections with practical advice about pig rearing and husbandry, outlining the difference between the breeds. There are also practical sections on how to buy pigs, the equipment required to keep them, and advice on their basic care, feeding, and hygiene.
Categories: Pets

The Illustrated Guide to Chickens

The Illustrated Guide to Chickens

The Illustrated Guide to Chickens covers the 100 most familiar breeds of chickens in Europe and North America.

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408169988

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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The Illustrated Guide to Chickens covers the 100 most familiar breeds of chickens in Europe and North America. The breed profiles are written in engaging text that covers the history of each breed, its main characteristics, and information about looking after them. Each breed has been illustrated with delightful paintings by the author. Introductory sections contain practical advice about poultry-rearing and husbandry, and outline the differences between breeds, including the pros and cons between pure breeds, hybrids, bantams, game fowl, etc., and layers or table. The foreword has been written by HRH the Prince of Wales.
Categories: Nature

Illustrated guide to modern agricultural implements tools machinery

Illustrated guide to modern agricultural implements  tools  machinery

DOUBLE NORFOLK PIG NORFOLK PIG TROUGHS . STRONG PATTERN . These cast iron Troughs allow a number of Pigs to feed at the same time in a small space without interfering with each other or wasting the food . £ 0 8 3 ... £ 0 10 6 No. 1.

Author: James Woodward Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600033271

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The Illustrated Guide to Cows

The Illustrated Guide to Cows

The Illustrated Guide to Cows covers the 58 most familiar breeds of cattle in Europe and North America.

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

ISBN: 1408181355

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 860

Keeping cattle as a smallholder can be a rewarding enterprise, supplying you with food and milk and helping with the management of grassland on your property. This delightfully illustrated and informative book is ideal for anyone interested in keeping a cow or two, who would like to choose the best breed for their circumstances. The Illustrated Guide to Cows covers the 58 most familiar breeds of cattle in Europe and North America. Breed profiles are written in engaging text that covers the history of each breed, its main characteristics and how to look after them, and each one has been beautifully illustrated by the author. Introductory sections contain practical advice on all elements of rearing calves and keeping cattle, including what to consider about land, housing and fencing, whether to choose beef or dairy cows, tips on buying, moving and handling your stock, and guidance on feeding and breeding.
Categories: Nature

Pigs Pork and Heartland Hogs

Pigs  Pork  and Heartland Hogs

Celia Lewis, The Illustrated Guide to Pigs, p. 14 4. Lyall Watson, The Whole Hog: Exploring the Extraordinary Potential of Pigs, pp. 25, 26. 5. These figures are approximate, with the actual consumption affected by what is being fed and ...

Author: Cynthia Clampitt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538110751

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

View: 107

Pigs, Pork, andHeartland Hogs is an engaging celebration of the 12,000-year connection between humans and the world’s most commonly consumed meat: pork. Throughout history, pigs shaped cultures and cuisines. Introduced into the Americas, they changed lives and, in time, helped define the Midwest, reflecting the region’s diversity and abundance.
Categories: Cooking

The Illustrated Guide to Sheffield and the Surrounding District

The Illustrated Guide to Sheffield and the Surrounding District

The blocks of rough iron made in the sand moulds are called “ pigs which is said to have originated from the resemblance , in old times , of these iron castings in their sand gutters to a sow and her sucking pigs .

Author: John Taylor (of Sheffield.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590966108

Category: Sheffield (England)

Page: 558

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Categories: Sheffield (England)

The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

Whether you are starting out as a smallholder, are interested in raising a few ducks or geese in a suburban or rural setting, or are simply a devotee of domestic fowl there is plenty to captivate you in this book.

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472906465

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 754

With just a little land and available water, you can raise a variety of domestic fowl, from friendly ducks and characterful geese to guineafowl, dainty quail, placid turkeys or even peafowl. Illustrated with the author's charming watercolour paintings, this book is packed with practical tips on keeping domestic fowl and selecting the right breed for your circumstances. Covering 65 domestic breeds of ducks, geese, guineafowl, quail, turkeys and peafowl, the book gives an insight into the individual personalities and attributes of each kind of bird. The breed profiles are written in engaging text and include the history and place of origin, colour combinations, differences between male and female birds, the appearance of hatchlings and the numbers of eggs to expect. As well as selecting an appropriate breed, you need to consider your neighbours, the kinds of bird you can and should keep, whether you want them for eggs or as pets, and whether you want to breed them. The book offers helpful advice on all these issues and also on housing, the provision of water, feeding and the noise and impact your birds will have, as well as preventing and treating common ailments. Whether you are starting out as a smallholder, are interested in raising a few ducks or geese in a suburban or rural setting, or are simply a devotee of domestic fowl there is plenty to captivate you in this book.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Storey s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep Goats Cattle and Pigs

Storey s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep  Goats  Cattle and Pigs

This book covers the most significant breeds of cattle, goats, sheep, and swine - from the common Guernsey cow to the near-extinct Guinea hog.

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603420363

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 319

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This book covers the most significant breeds of cattle, goats, sheep, and swine - from the common Guernsey cow to the near-extinct Guinea hog. For each breed, Ekarius provides full-colour photographs, a brief history, and details about the breed's unique qualities and quirks. Readers will enjoy reading about major breeds such as the iconic Holstein cow, and Icelandic sheep, as well as hundreds of lesser-known varieties, like the long-legged, ginger-coloured Tamworth pig; the lilac-spotted Jacob Sheep; the deer like San Clemente goat; and the powerful, droopy-eared Guzerat cow.
Categories: Technology & Engineering