When done right pig farming can be very rewarding and can being nice earnings as well.
Nonetheless it is very important that you really know what you are doing when starting out because you can easily make costly errors. So make sure you get the right information and guidelines that 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 must 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 swine pen should be large enough to accommodate all of your swines and really should be comfortable to your swine as well. To make it comfortable you can install hog wire and concrete slabs. The surrounding fence must be buried six inches deep in the ground so that 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 floor. You can also design areas in the pen where your swine can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A good roofing is necessary as well to protect your swine from extreme weather like heat and rainfall.
After you have built a pig pen you then go ahead in choosing the right swine breed for your project. This should be done carefully. Make sure that you buy your swine from a seller who has found out 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. You can do this by providing them with food and clean water everyday. Also remember to clean the pen every occasionally to make sure that bacteria doesn’t develop in the pen. A proper pig will produce quality meat thus giving you more profits.