When done right pig farming may be very rewarding and can being some good income as well.
However it is very important that you know what you are doing when starting out because you can easily make costly mistakes. 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 swines to call home. For pig housing you must construct a well ventilated swine pen which is spacious as well. You must place your swine pen in a flat area that is free from mud that may being insects.
Your pig pen should be large enough to accommodate all your domestic swine and should be comfortable to your pigs 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 odors that the pigs produce you may put hay and straws on the floor. You may also design sections in the pen where your swine can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A good roofing is required 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 choosing the right pig breed for your task. This should be done carefully. Make sure that you buy your pigs from a seller who knows 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 and clean water on daily bases. Also remember to clean the pen every every now and then to make sure that bacteria doesn’t grow in the pen. A healthy pig will produce quality meat thus giving you more income.