When done right pig farming can be very rewarding and may being nice income as well.
But it is very important that you know very well what you are doing when beginning reason being 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 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 swine pen should be adequate to accommodate your pigs 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 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 may put hay plus straws on the ground. You may also design areas in the house where your swine can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A good roofing is necessary as well to protect your swine from extreme weather like heat and rain.
After you have designed a pig pen you then go ahead in getting the right swine breed for your task. This should be done carefully. Make sure that you buy your swine from a seller who knows 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 and clean water everyday. Also remember to clean the pen every occasionally to make sure that bacteria doesn’t develop in the pen. A proper hog will produce quality meat thus bringing you more income.