Characteristics of the swine breeds and parameters for their choice. Farming typologies for the reproduction and fattening. Boars rearing: reproduction activity and semen evaluation, management and feeding. Sows rearing: fertility and reproduction, management and feeding. Piglets rearing: from birth to weaning and the post-weaning. Fattening pigs rearing: management, farm structures and equipment, feeding, light and heavy pig production techniques. Disease prevention and animal welfare. Swine farm costs. Organic swine farming: guidelines, techniques, productivity and meat quality. Notes on the environmental impact of swine farms. Slaughter and carcass evaluation. Meat characteristics and quality.