When done right swine farming may be very rewarding and may being some good income as well.
But it is very important that you know what you are doing when beginning because you can easily make costly errors. 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 aired pig pen which is spacious as well. You should place your pig pen in a flat area that is free from mud that can attract insects.
Your swine pen must be large enough to accommodate your domestic swine and should be comfortable to your swine as well. To make it comfortable you can install hog wire and concrete slabs. The surrounding fence should be buried 6 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 odours that the swine produce you can put hay plus straws on the floor. You may also design areas in the pen where your swine can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A nice roofing is required as well to protect your swine from extreme weather like heat and rainwater.
After you have designed a pig pen you then go ahead in getting the right swine breed for your project. This must be done carefully. Make sure that you purchase 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 have 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 once in a while to ensure that bacteria doesn’t develop in the pen. A healthy pig will produce quality meat thus giving you more income.