When done right pig farming can be very rewarding and may being nice profits as well.
Nonetheless it is very important that you know very well what you are doing when starting out because you can easily make costly mistakes. So 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 domestic swine to call home. For pig housing you must construct a well ventilated pig pen which is spacious as well. You should place your pig pen in a flat place that is free from mud that may attract insects.
Your swine pen should be large enough to accommodate your domestic swine and really should be comfortable to your pigs as well. To make it comfortable you can install hog wire and concrete slabs. The surrounding fence should 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 smells that the swine produce you may put hay plus straws on the ground. You may also design sections in the pen where your pigs can feed, sleep and relieve themselves. A good roofing is required as well to protect your pigs from extreme weather like heat and rainfall.
After you have designed a pig pen you then go ahead in getting the right pig breed for your project. This has to 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 and clean water everyday. Keep in mind to clean the pen every every now and then to make sure that bacteria doesn’t develop in the pen. A healthy hog will produce quality meat thus giving you more income.