When done right pig farming can be very rewarding and may being nice income as well.
However it is very important that you really know what you are doing when beginning because you may easily make costly mistakes. 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 swines to call home. For pig housing you must 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 attract insects.
Your swine pen must be large enough to accommodate all of your domestic swine and should be comfortable to your pigs as well. To make it comfortable you can install hog wire and concrete slabs. The surrounding 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 smells that the swine produce you may put hay and straws on the ground. You can also design areas in the pen where your pigs can feed, rest and relieve themselves. A nice roofing is necessary as well to protect your pigs from extreme weather like heat and rainfall.
After you have built a pig pen you then go ahead in getting the right swine breed for your task. This needs 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 swine are in their houses all you have to do is take good care of them. You can do this by providing them with food and clean water everyday. Remember to clean the pen every once in a while to ensure that bacteria doesn’t develop in the pen. A proper pig will produce quality meat thus giving you more income.