When done right swine farming may 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 because you can easily make costly errors. So make sure you get the right information and guidelines which can be found in this article.
When beginning pig farming you should first plan on where you want your pigs to call home. For pig housing you should 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 attract insects.
Your pig pen must be adequate to accommodate your entire pigs and should be comfortable to your swine as well. To make it comfortable you may install hog wire and concrete slabs. The fence should 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 can put hay and straws on the floor. You can even design areas in the pen where your pigs can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A nice roofing is needed 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 swine breed for your project. This has to be done carefully. Make sure that you buy your swine from a seller who has found out what are high quality pigs and what are mediocre breeds.
Once your pigs 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 once in a while to ensure that bacteria doesn’t grow in the pen. A proper pig will produce quality meat thus bringing you more income.