Guide To Raising
Pigs - 3 Crucial Aspects You Need To Know About Pigs
Pig farming may be one of the most difficult forms of
livestock raising known to man, but at the same time selling
pigs for their meat is also one of the most profitable
ventures that you can ever hope to do. If this is your first
attempt at raising these animals, it is only natural that
you feel nervous, but not to worry, because in this guide to
raising pigs you will learn a lot about these animals and
how to properly take care of them. And as you go, you will
learn that these animals that you once thought were dirty
are not so bad after all.
The pig got a negative reputation as being a dirty animal
only because people thought about them that way. The truth
is that pigs are actually very clean, they have the sense to
not urinate or defecate in their sleeping areas. So if you
think that you will be having a hard time cleaning a pig
sty, then you may be in for a surprise.
Another thing that may surprise you about pigs is that they
are very intelligent animals. If you let your pigs roam
outside of their sty, make sure that you have installed a
very sturdy fence that will not give them any chance of
escape. If you give them even a minute chance of getting out
of the enclosure, like a small tear in the wire, or a loose
fence post, the pigs will take advantage of such weakness
and escape from your property. Always keep a close eye on
their enclosure and constantly check for any disrepair.
It is best that you raise your pigs in an indoor enclosure
like a barn because it will lessen their chances for escape,
and you get to control what they eat. You can also collect
their feces, dry them out in the sun, and use it as
fertilizer, which is yet another way you can make a profit
out of them.
3. Food And Water
If you are planning on selling your pigs for their meat,
then you should feed them more than just table scraps. You
should invest in a good feed that will help them get heavier
and leaner, with only a thin layer of fat, these kinds of
pigs are very sought after in slaughterhouses and markets.
The saying “sweaty as a pig” does not hold one ounce of
truth, because in reality, pigs do not sweat, this is why
they need to wallow in mud to keep themselves cool. But if
you do not want them to track mud all over the place, you
can give them a huge trough of water in their sty. You
should also consider hosing them down when it gets
particularly hot outside.
Do Not be Afraid to Try Pig Farming
This guide to raising pigs may be short, but you have
learned some of the most important aspects of pig raising.
The journey ahead may be difficult, but when you get the
hang of it and start raising huge and lean pigs, you are in
for a massive payday.