When done right swine farming can be very rewarding and may being some good income as well.
However it is very important that you know what you are doing when beginning because you may 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 pigs to call home. For pig housing you must construct a well ventilated swine pen which is spacious as well. You should place your pig pen in a flat place that is free from mud that can being insects.
Your pig pen should be large enough to accommodate all your domestic swine and really should be comfortable to your swine as well. To make it comfortable you may install hog wire plus concrete slabs. The fence must be buried 6 inches deep in the ground so 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 pigs produce you can put hay and straws on the floor. You may also design sections in the house where your swine can feed, rest and relieve themselves. A good roofing is necessary 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 task. 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 have to do is take good care of them. This can be done by providing them with food plus clean water everyday. Keep in mind to clean the pen every occasionally to make sure that bacteria doesn’t grow in the pen. A proper pig will produce quality meat thus bringing you more revenue.