Tips For Pig
Breeders - How To Start Off A Business in Pig Farming
If you are wondering
how to start off a
business in pig farming, then this article is for
you. It contains a list of tips for beginners which all experienced
pig breeders should know by now. To become one of the
breeders, you basically must have a goal just like most of the
breeders - to generate profit. And if you want profit, your ultimate
goal when it comes to pigs is to have them well-rounded and healthy.
Here is how you should get started.
You probably know by now that this business is all about breeding.
Pigs are ideal animals for breeding because it takes shorter time
but with many produce. And so first thing you should do is take time
to look for the right boars and sows. You need to go to a reliable
buyer who has been well known to provide healthy piglets. You also
need to ask for recommendations when it comes to buying needed
equipment for raising pigs. In other words, ask for advice from the
experienced pig breeders.
When it comes to choosing sows, you even have to be more particular.
If you're ready to get started right away then buy those that are
around ten months of age. As for the boars, those that are around
eight months of age are actually almost ready to breed. Raise them
for a couple of months or until they reach one year old and they
will be able to breed at least 30 sows for each boar.
However, before they even begin mating, make sure that your sows are
in a perfectly healthy condition. Examine them regularly so that if
there are any diseases or bacteria present, you can treat them ahead
of time. It would cost you time and money if that disease spreads
and contaminates the litter and the other sows. You better treat it
fast before the sows become ready for mating. Pig breeders know that
when a sow is already fertile, the vulva becomes enlarged. Right
then and there mating can happen.
Now the time has come that the sows are pregnant. This is a very
crucial stage because you have to keep them healthy at all times.
They need to be properly fed and taken care of. This includes giving
them vitamins as well as cleaning their pens more often than usual.
You have to get rid off of all kinds of worms and bacteria. If the
sows become infected, you should treat them before they give birth.
Most pig breeders use a mild but effective cleanser. Again, ask for