Raising Pigs of Your Own

For pork that tastes better than plastic-wrapped meat and costs only pennies per pound, consider raising pigs of your own.

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When raising pigs, it's a good idea to provide a mud wallow or sprayer.
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PHOTO 1: The author's pig shed was built from scrap 2 X 4's, a cut-up packing crate, and leftover roofing shingles. PHOTO 2: Kansas State University hogs chow down at a commercially made feeder. PHOTO 3: Dousing a hog with tick and louse powder. PHOTO 4: At a pig show, learning to recognize premium porkers. PHOTO 5: Pigs eating from a trough made from an old water heater cut in half.

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