When done right swine farming can be very productive and can being good earnings 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 which can be found in this article.
When starting out in pig farming you should first plan on where you want your domestic swine 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 being insects.
Your pig pen must be large enough 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 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 odours that the swine produce you can put hay and straws on the ground. You can even design sections in the pen where your swine can feed, rest and relieve themselves. A good roofing is needed as well to protect your swine from extreme weather like heat and rainfall.
After you have designed 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 learned what are high quality pigs and what are mediocre breeds.
Once your swine are in their houses all you need 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 grow in the pen. A proper hog will produce quality meat thus bringing you more income.