When done right swine farming can be very rewarding and may being nice income as well.
But it is very important that you really know what you are doing when starting out reason being you can easily make costly mistakes. 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 must place your swine pen in a flat place that is free from mud that can being insects.
Your pig pen should be adequate to accommodate your entire pigs and really should be comfortable to your pigs as well. To make it comfortable you may 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 ensure that the floor is proper and easy to clean.
To absorb odours that the pigs produce you can put hay plus 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 necessary as well to protect your swine from extreme weather like heat and rainfall.
After you have designed a pig pen you then go ahead in getting 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 need 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 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.