When done right swine farming may be very rewarding and may being nice profits as well.
Nonetheless it is very important that you know very well what you are doing when starting out because you may easily make costly errors. Make sure you get the right information and guidelines which 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 should construct a well ventilated pig pen which is spacious as well. You must place your pig pen in a flat place that is free from mud that may attract insects.
Your pig pen must be large enough to accommodate all of your swines and really should be comfortable to your swine 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 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 may put hay and straws on the ground. You may also design sections in the house where your swine can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A nice roofing is needed as well to protect your swine from extreme weather like heat and rain.
After you have built a pig pen you then go ahead in choosing the right pig breed for your project. This has to be done carefully. Make sure that you buy your pigs 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 everyday. Remember to clean the pen every occasionally to make sure that bacteria doesn’t develop in the pen. A healthy hog will produce quality meat thus giving you more income.