This antiquarian volume comprises a comprehensive treatise on the pig, containing information on breeds, breeding, feeding, and many other aspects of swine management. Clear and concise, and containing a wealth of interesting and practical information, this is a text that will be of much value to the farmer and to anyone with a keen interest in keeping and breeding swine. Although old, much of the information contained herein is timeless, making this a worthy addition to collections of pig-keeping and general farming literature. The chapters of this book include: 'The Origin of the Domesticated Pig'; 'The Domestic Pig'; 'Foreign Varieties'; 'British Breeds of the Domestic Hog'; 'Breeding, Rearing, Fattening, and Feeding the Hog'; 'Slaughtering – Curing Bacon and Hams'; 'Diseases of the Pig'; 'Medicines used in the Treatment of Diseases in Swine'; etcetera. We are proudly republishing this book, now complete with a new introduction on farming.