Pig Farming -
Steps in Raising Pigs That Can Give You Satisfaction and Money
Pig farming is a field
that can give you satisfaction and a hefty amount of money if you do
it right. Whether you want to keep pigs as pets (Contrary to popular
belief, they make interesting ones!) or sell them out for their
meat, may this article serve as a guide for you by giving you clear
steps in raising pigs.
The fundamental element of
raising pigs lies on the construction of
a spacious and properly-ventilated pig pen. Start by searching for
the most ideal place in your farm for the installation of a pig pen.
A flat area is necessary, and it should be free from mud and
stagnant water that can attract insects that can bite your pets. How
large your area is depends on the number of pigs you wish to
initially take care of. Research intensively for good quality hog
wire, fencing hardware and concrete slabs to make the pig pen as
comfortable as it can be. Take note however that fences should be
buried six inches into the ground before attaching the hog wire for
sturdiness. Ensure that the pigs cannot stand up on these slabs or
jump over it. Pigs are curious animals, and they tend to roam around
too much. Concrete slabs are needed to ensure proper flooring and
easy cleanup. Hay and straw should be abundant in the pen, as it
absorbs the odors when pigs relieve themselves. Contrary to popular
belief, pigs are organized individuals, so assign specific areas for
them to play, feed, relieve themselves and sleep on to.
Build a roof for this pig pen. Pig farmers prefer making pig houses
instead, so it can shelter your pigs from harsh weather. Pigs are
sensitive animals that are easily distracted even by the faint
thunder of flash of lightning.
Upon building your pig pen, it's time to search and select carefully
for your pets. Aim to get those of the highest quality. Contact a
seller as he is the one in position to discern the high quality from
the mediocre breeds. Also, he is knowledgeable as to what breed you
should take care of depending on your purpose for
Now that you have selected the best quality of pigs, taking care of
them will be a breeze. Remember the basics of moderating their
intake and properly cleaning their pens to keep them healthy, and
you cannot go wrong on this venture.