When done right pig farming can be very rewarding and can being good income as well.
However it is very important that you really know what you are doing when beginning reason being you may easily make costly errors. So 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 swines to call home. For pig housing you must construct a well ventilated swine pen which is spacious as well. You should place your pig pen in a flat area that is free from mud that may attract insects.
Your pig pen must be large enough to accommodate all your domestic swine and really should be comfortable to your pigs as well. To make it comfortable you can install hog wire plus 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 ensure that the floor is proper and easy to clean.
To absorb odors that the swine produce you can put hay and straws on the floor. You may also design areas in the pen where your swine can feed, rest and relieve themselves. A nice roofing is required as well to protect your swine from extreme weather like heat and rainfall.
After you have built a pig pen you then go ahead in getting the right pig breed for your task. This should 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. This can be done by providing them with food plus clean water everyday. Keep in mind to clean the pen every occasionally to ensure that bacteria doesn’t grow in the pen. A proper pig will produce quality meat thus giving you more revenue.