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  • As feed is responsible for the majority of costs involved in pig-keeping, the rise has had a significant effect on Britain's 2,000 commercial pig farmers.

    Pig farmers warn of pork price rise as their feed costs soar

  • We love having the pigs here, but we're treating pig-keeping as a business that needs to contribute to our communal kitty.

    A life less ordinary: Tobias Jones

  • It was real PG Wodehouse countryside – not that we saw any cross aunts or mad pig-keeping Lords, but just the names of places Wooton Bassett, Upper and Lower Slaughter, Bourton-on-the-Water made you feel you could come across a country place where cow-creamers were stolen and hidden, and newt-fanciers ran riot.

    Gig in May

  • Religious considerations may make pig-keeping unacceptable, and the possibility of transfer of disease and parasites to the human population may make extensive pig production unwise.

    1. Intensive sustainable livestock production: an alternative to tropical deforestation.

  • Importation of feeds into these countries greatly increases the pig farmer's cash outlay and, in many cases, can render intensive pig-keeping a rather marginal activity.

    1. Intensive sustainable livestock production: an alternative to tropical deforestation.

  • He thought fresh eggs were insanely dear, and his opinion of Matching's Easy pig-keeping was uncomplimentary.

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • They wanted rest, in which to recover strength for taking up again the interesting business of living; but they approached their daily life -- their pig-keeping and bread-making, their mowing and thatching and turf-cutting and gardening, and the whole round of country tasks -- almost in a welcoming spirit, matching themselves against its demands and proving their manhood by their success.

    Change in the Village

  • As a companion picture he drew the character of the pig-keeping Parson

    The Parish Clerk

  • On one side she saw her daughter's beautiful white face becoming the prize of a penniless officer; on the other she saw the pretty furniture, the luxurious idleness, the very silk dress on her back, being torn from them, and distributed among a crowd of Irish-speaking, pig-keeping peasants.

    Muslin

  • Indeed this is the drawback of pig-keeping, which is otherwise a most fascinating pastime; but you can escape it, and unite pleasure with profit, by merely breeding the pigs and selling the litters young.

    Matthew Arnold

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