For Beginners - 5 Simple Ways To Start
Raising piglets for beginners might seem daunting and a bit
tricky at first, but it is actually pretty simple and
straightforward. It can be summarized in a way that makes it
seem easy enough: set up their shelter, ensuring comfort and
durability; keep them happy, providing necessary materials
and feeds; and give them enough attention, keeping in mind
to give them time to exercise. To put it simply, raising
piglets isnít so different from raising grownup pigs; the
only difference is that you need to give them a bit more
care and attention.
5 Simply Ways to Raising Piglets for Beginners
1. Setting up their Shelter
It is a good idea to start as soon as possible on this,
because even though they are still young, they will need the
proper accommodations constructed. A proper shelter will
need sturdy fences surrounding their pen under a roomy,
well-ventilated house. To ensure a sturdy fence, make sure
to make the fences deep into the ground for about
six-inches. Take note to provide proper ventilation of the
house so that they wonít suffocate.
2. Construct or Purchase a Trough
A trough makes it easier for them to eat the necessary
amounts of food everyday. Not to mention that a trough will
make things easier when it comes to raising piglets for
beginners. Another benefit of having a trough is that during
feeding time, there will be time for the beginner farmer to
clean their pen while the piglets eat.
3. Provide Healthful Feeds and Filtered Water
This is a must-know when it comes to raising piglets for
beginners. Due to the fact that they are still piglets and
have immune systems that have yet to be developed fully,
they will need more nutrition and cleaner water compared to
full-grown hogs. Simply provide them with feeds that contain
all their essential nutrients. Investing on a
water-filtration system is not a bad idea, too; because this
ensures a healthier piglet.
4. Supply them with Hay
Hay must be supplied to keep them happy and warm. Pigs use
hay for nesting purposes. They only use this during cold
seasons; they roll around in mud to keep them cool when the
season is too warm for them.
5. Provide the Adequate Spaces
While it is necessary to be able to let them roam about, it
is also important to give them enough space in their pen.
Pigs donít like being compacted together with too many other
pigs in their pen. Also, when they are allowed to roam out,
make sure to limit their time and to observe them carefully,
because pigs tend to become destructive. That is also why
they need sturdy fences surrounding them; otherwise, they
will just destroy their shelter.
Raising piglets for beginners must be thoroughly prepared
for, because they are still quite delicate as young hogs.
Other than the fact that they are more delicate compared to
grownup hogs, there are basically no more differences in
raising them. Just set up the proper accommodations, supply
the necessary materials, and keep them happy and well-fed.
Soon enough they will be big and healthy pigs.