When done right pig farming may be very rewarding and can being some good profits as well.
But it is very important that you know very well what you are doing when beginning because you can easily make costly mistakes. 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 swines to call home. For pig housing you must construct a well aired swine 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 swine pen should be adequate to accommodate your domestic swine and really should be comfortable to your pigs as well. To make it comfortable you can install hog wire plus concrete slabs. The 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 may put hay plus straws on the floor. You may also design sections in the pen where your swine can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A nice roofing is needed as well to protect your pigs from extreme weather like heat and rain.
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 purchase 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 and clean water on daily bases. Remember to clean the pen every once in a while to make sure that bacteria doesn’t grow in the pen. A healthy hog will produce quality meat thus giving you more income.