When done right swine farming can be very rewarding and can being good income as well.
But it is very important that you know very well what you are doing when starting out because you can easily make costly errors. Make sure you get the right information and guidelines that can be found in this article.
When beginning 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 should place your swine pen in a flat place that is free from mud that may being insects.
Your pig pen must be adequate to accommodate your pigs and really should be comfortable to your swine as well. To make it comfortable you can install hog wire and concrete slabs. The surrounding fence should be buried six inches deep in the ground so 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 ground. You may also design sections in the house where your swine can feed, rest and relieve themselves. A good roofing is needed as well to protect your pigs from extreme weather like heat and rainwater.
After you have built 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 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 need to do is take good care of them. You can do this by providing them with food plus clean water everyday. Remember to clean the pen every every now and then to ensure that bacteria doesn’t grow in the pen. A healthy hog will produce quality meat thus giving you more income.