When done right swine farming may be very rewarding and may being some good income as well.
However it is very important that you know very well what you are doing when starting out because you can certainly make costly mistakes. So make sure you get the right information and guidelines which can be found in this article.
When beginning pig farming you should first plan on where you want your domestic swine to call home. For pig housing you must construct a well ventilated swine pen which is spacious as well. You must place your swine pen in a flat place that is free from mud that can attract insects.
Your pig pen must be adequate to accommodate your entire domestic swine and really should be comfortable to your swine as well. To make it comfortable you can install hog wire plus concrete slabs. The surrounding fence should be buried 6 inches deep in the ground so the pigs don’t dig under it. Concrete slabs will make sure that the floor is proper and easy to clean.
To absorb odors that the pigs produce you can put hay plus straws on the ground. You may also design parts in the pen where your swine can feed, rest and relieve themselves. A good roofing is necessary as well to protect your pigs from extreme weather like heat and rainfall.
After you have designed a pig pen you then go ahead in choosing the right pig breed for your task. This must be done carefully. Make sure that you buy your swine from a seller who knows what are high quality pigs and what are mediocre breeds.
Once your pigs are in their houses all you need to do is take good care of them. This can be done by providing them with food and clean water on daily bases. Remember to clean the pen every once in a while to make sure that bacteria doesn’t grow in the pen. A healthy pig will produce quality meat thus giving you more income.