When done right pig farming can be very rewarding and can being some good profits as well.
However it is very important that you really know what you are doing when beginning because you can certainly make costly errors. 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 domestic swine to call home. For pig housing you should construct a well ventilated swine pen which is spacious as well. You must place your pig pen in a flat area that is free from mud that can attract insects.
Your pig pen should be adequate to accommodate all your swines and really should be comfortable to your swine as well. To make it comfortable you can install hog wire plus 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 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 floor. You may also design areas in the house where your pigs can feed, rest and relieve themselves. A nice roofing is required 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 getting the right swine breed for your project. 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 and clean water everyday. Remember to clean the pen every once in a while to make sure that bacteria doesn’t grow in the pen. A healthy hog will produce quality meat thus giving you more income.