When done right pig farming may be very productive 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. 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 pigs to call home. For pig housing you should construct a well ventilated swine pen which is spacious as well. You should place your swine pen in a flat area that is free from mud that may being insects.
Your pig pen should be large enough to accommodate all of your swines and 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 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 smells that the pigs produce you can put hay and straws on the floor. You can 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 should be done carefully. Make sure that you purchase your swine from a seller who knows 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. You can do this by providing them with food plus clean water on daily bases. Also remember to clean the pen every occasionally to make sure that bacteria doesn’t grow in the pen. A healthy hog will produce quality meat thus bringing you more revenue.