When done right swine farming can be very rewarding and can being nice income as well.
Nonetheless it is very important that you know very well what you are doing when starting out because you may 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 pigs to call home. For pig housing you must construct a well ventilated pig pen which is spacious as well. You should place your pig pen in a flat area that is free from mud that may attract insects.
Your pig pen must be large enough to accommodate all of your swines and really should be comfortable to your pigs as well. To make it comfortable you can install hog wire and concrete slabs. The surrounding fence must 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 odours that the swine produce you may put hay plus straws on the floor. You can also design parts in the pen where your pigs can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A good roofing is required as well to protect your pigs from extreme weather like heat and rainwater.
After you have designed a pig pen you then go ahead in choosing the right pig breed for your project. This has to be done carefully. Make sure that you buy your pigs from a seller who has learned what are high quality pigs and what are mediocre breeds.
Once your swine are in their houses all you need to do is take good care of them. This can be done by providing them with food plus clean water on daily bases. Keep in mind to clean the pen every occasionally to make sure that bacteria doesn’t develop in the pen. A healthy hog will produce quality meat thus bringing you more income.