PIG FARMING BUSINESS VENTURE


Pig farming is a branch of animal husbandry that deals with the rearing and breeding of pigs for various purposes ranging from domestic use to commercial purposes. Pig meat is used in many food processing ventures and also used as everyday consumable food. Their hide and skin is also useful in the manufacturing of other products. Pig farming is a business that is lucrative and profitable if done rightly and appropriately.
The major advantages of pig farming are the availability of market for its products and its high reproduction rate. A pig can reproduce as many as 15 offspring at once and this is obviously an economic efficient source. It is therefore very obvious that pig farming if ventured into with the right approach can be a source of financial independence

GUIDELINES FOR ASPIRING PIG FARMERS
Housing and Spacing: Pig farming as well as other animal husbandry ventures have the provision of land and housing as their most important factor to consider.  A pig farm could be set up in various ways depending of the scale of breeding. The housing could be provided in the form of a confined space or a wide range of land where animals can be allowed to move and feed freely.
Training and Research: it is important to have prior training and knowledge in this field before venturing into it, it is also necessary to make researches on the history, genes, temperature, feeding options and  other skills needed to venture into this business rightly and successfully.

Breeding: Healthy and strong juvenile pigs are the most advisable piglets to be acquired and bred. The viability of your offspring has a lot of effect on the quality and profitability of your adult pigs. Be sure of vaccination and veterinary records of acquired piglets and make sure piglets are bought from reputable sources.

Feeding: the quality of the feeds and the environment in which pigs are being reared will determine their healthiness and viability. It is essential to make nutrient filled feed available for the pigs. The source of water for the pigs should also be a pure and microbe free source. Consumption of poor feed and water will have the most negative effects on the animals eventually
Health care and veterinary services: it is essential to keep your animals disease free and keep them under tight surveillance and observation. Regular veterinary consultations should be made. Adequate vaccinations should be made and separation should be made if any changes are observed in one or more animals.

Money can be made from this type of business if invested properly and managed very well.