When done right swine farming may be very rewarding and can being good income as well.
But it is very important that you know what you are doing when starting out because you can easily make costly errors. 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 swines 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 may attract insects.
Your pig pen must be large enough to accommodate all your domestic swine and should be comfortable to your pigs as well. To make it comfortable you may 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 ensure that the floor is proper and easy to clean.
To absorb smells that the swine produce you can put hay and straws on the ground. You may also design sections in the house where your pigs can feed, rest and relieve themselves. A good roofing is needed as well to protect your pigs from extreme weather like heat and rain.
After you have built a pig pen you then go ahead in getting the right swine breed for your project. This needs to be done carefully. Make sure that you buy your swine from a seller who has learned what are high quality pigs and what are mediocre breeds.
Once your pigs 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 on daily bases. Remember to clean the pen every occasionally to ensure that bacteria doesn’t develop in the pen. A proper hog will produce quality meat thus giving you more income.