Wessex Saddleback pigs enjoying the sun in the orchard

If you’re keen on pigs here are some online resources that you may find useful in learning more about these fascinating animals and how best to raise them. You can also buy my book, ‘Keeping your own free range pigs’ here for practical information on accommodating, feeding and butchery of your pigs.

A few of my past piggy posts:

A Glossary of Pig Terms

Pigs in permaculture systems

External Links:

Model Code of Practice for The Welfare of Animals – Pigs, Primary Industries Standing Committee, 3rd Edition: http://www.publish.csiro.au/books/download.cfm?ID=5698

Rare breeds trust of Australia, www.rbta.org

Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand:  http://www.rarebreeds.co.nz/

Australian Pig Breeders Association: http://www.lbcentre.com.au/Australian_Pig_Breeders_Society_Australia.php

New Zealand Pig Breeders Association: http://www.pigs.co.nz/

New Zealand Pork Industry Website: http://www.pork.co.nz/

New Zealand SPCA  – Download page for standards for production of free range pork: http://rnzspca.org.nz/bluetick/blue-tick-downloads

Humane Choice Standard – Pigs (An Initiative of the Humane Society International) : http://www.humanechoice.com.au/Resources/Documents/Humane%20Choice%20Standards%20-%20Pigs%20November%202010.pdf

River Cottage On-line Forum re Pigs : http://www.rivercottage.net/forum/ask/pigs/

RSPCA Articles:

‘What do we mean by humane killing?’:  http://kb.rspca.org.au/What-do-we-mean-by-humane-killing-or-slaughter_115.html

What are the animal welfare issues associated with pig farming? :  http://kb.rspca.org.au/What-are-the-animal-welfare-issues-associated-with-pig-farming_109.html

DVDs and on-line learning:

Pig in a Day, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, River Cottage Series

Gourmet Farmer, Series 1, SBS Australia

River Cottage Online Pig and Pork Course: http://www.rivercottage.net/shop/product/online-pigs-and-pork-course


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