When done right swine farming may be very rewarding and may being good earnings as well.
But it is very important that you really know what you are doing when starting out because you can easily make costly mistakes. So make sure you get the right information and guidelines that can be found in this article.
When beginning pig farming you should first plan on where you want your swines to call home. For pig housing you should construct a well ventilated pig pen which is spacious as well. You must place your pig pen in a flat area that is free from mud that may attract insects.
Your swine pen must be large enough to accommodate your entire pigs and really should be comfortable to your pigs as well. To make it comfortable you can install hog wire plus concrete slabs. The fence should be buried 6 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 smells that the swine produce you can put hay plus straws on the floor. You can also design parts in the house where your swine can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A nice 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 getting 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 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 plus clean water everyday. Also remember to clean the pen every occasionally to ensure that bacteria doesn’t grow in the pen. A healthy hog will produce quality meat thus giving you more income.