"Arie McFarlen's Pigs is a welcome resource for pig raisers. It is especially timely, as many producers are returning to small-scale production as an alternative to industrial pork production. The two systems are so different that the strategies and resources that are useful for one rarely work well in the other system. Arie has filled the gap for small-scale producers so that they can make wise choices in management systems, housing, and breed choices in order to maximize opportunities for success. Small-scale production has an ever brighter future--as well as a distinguished past-- and this book will be useful to breeders and producers interested in participating in that bright future." ----D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD, technical advisor, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
"This book is filled with good information for anyone interested in pigs. Arie McFarlen goes against convention focusing on the unique, interesting, and mostly ignored heritage and endangered breeds. She does this with love and understanding for the endearing characteristics these animals can't help but display."