When done right pig farming can be very productive and can being nice 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 mistakes. Make sure you get the right information and guidelines that can be found in this article.
When starting out in pig farming you should first plan on where you want your pigs 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 area that is free from mud that may being insects.
Your swine pen should be large enough to accommodate your entire swines and really should be comfortable to your pigs as well. To make it comfortable you may install hog wire plus concrete slabs. The fence must be buried six 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 smells that the pigs produce you can put hay plus straws on the ground. You can also design parts in the house where your swine can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A good roofing is needed as well to protect your swine from extreme weather like heat and rain.
After you have built a pig pen you then go ahead in choosing the right swine breed for your task. This should be done carefully. Make sure that you buy your swine 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 everyday. Also remember to clean the pen every once in a while to make sure that bacteria doesn’t develop in the pen. A healthy pig will produce quality meat thus bringing you more income.