When done right pig farming can be very rewarding and can being good earnings as well.
But it is very important that you know what you are doing when starting out because you can certainly make costly errors. Make sure you get the right information and guidelines which can be found in this article.
When starting out in pig farming you should first plan on where you want your domestic swine to call home. For pig housing you should construct a well ventilated pig 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 should be large enough to accommodate all of your swines and should be comfortable to your swine as well. To make it comfortable you may install hog wire and concrete slabs. The fence should be buried six 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 smells that the swine produce you may put hay and straws on the ground. You can even design areas in the pen where your swine can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A nice roofing is required as well to protect your swine from extreme weather like heat and rain.
After you have designed a pig pen you then go ahead in choosing the right pig breed for your project. This must be done carefully. Make sure that you buy your pigs from a seller who knows what are high quality pigs and what are mediocre breeds.
Once your swine are in their houses all you have to do is take good care of them. This can be done by providing them with food plus clean water everyday. Also remember to clean the pen every occasionally to ensure that bacteria doesn’t develop in the pen. A proper hog will produce quality meat thus giving you more revenue.