When done right swine farming can be very rewarding and may being nice income as well.
Nonetheless it is very important that you know what you are doing when beginning 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 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 swine pen which is spacious as well. You should place your pig 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 pigs and really should be comfortable to your pigs as well. To make it comfortable you may install hog wire plus 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 and straws on the floor. You can even design parts in the pen where your swine can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A good roofing is required 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 pig breed for your project. This needs 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 everyday. Keep in mind to clean the pen every occasionally to ensure that bacteria doesn’t grow in the pen. A healthy hog will produce quality meat thus bringing you more profits.