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How to Pig Farm – 5 Tips That Will Help You in Keeping Healthy and Happy Pigs

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Learn more essential tips on keeping pigs and how to raise pigs using the right way

Learn more essential tips on keeping pigs and how to raise pigs using the right way

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  • 1. How to Pig Farm – 5 Tips That Will Help You in Keeping Healthy and Happy PigsClick Here For More Tips On Raising Pigs The Right Method And Avoid Making Painful MistakesIf you have some room in your backyard, you can consider raising pigs toprovide an affordable meat supply for your family. The advantage of usingpigs youve raised yourself for food is that you are sure that the meat is freefrom antibiotics and other chemicals that might damage your familyshealth. Here are some of the basics of how to pig farm.First, when youre starting to learn how to pig farm, you have to know howto pick the right piglets. A healthy four- to eight-week young pig should
  • 2. weigh around twenty to fifty pounds. Avoid getting the runt of the littereven at a bargain price unless you want to raise it as a pet since it will notgrow into a good source of meat. You will raise the pig for around fivemonths, or until it weighs some 200 to 220 pounds, which will give you anestimated 135 pounds of meat products, such as ham, bacon and lard. If youlet the pig grow beyond this weight, it will no longer be economical sincethe additional poundage will be mostly fat.Proper housing is an important part of how to pig farm. Ideally, you shouldkeep the pig outside, in a fenced in area so they can get plenty of exerciseand their meat will mostly be lean. You should also provide a three-sidedshelter to protect the pigs from the hot sun. Shade is very important for pigssince they do not sweat and their skin burns easily. You might also considerdigging a water hole or a mud wallow so the pig can cool off, or spray themwith water from a hose daily.The proper food for your pig is also an essential aspect of how to pig farm.While you can feed them with scraps and soiled produce from your garden,this should not be their only food source. Ideally you should supplementthis with pig feed that has the vitamins and nutrients they need to keepthem healthy but which has no antibiotics. If you want to fatten the pigquickly, you can also give it a diet of grain supplemented with vitamin andmineral additives.One neglected aspect of how to pig farm is the pigs water supply. Theyshould have a lot of water in order to stay healthy, and this should berefreshed on a daily basis.Finally, make sure to keep your pigs free of disease. A wormer should begiven every month in pellet form which you can feed to them because it is
  • 3. slightly sweetened. Also, have them vaccinated for the most common swinediseases by your local veterinarian.Click Here For More Tips On Raising Pigs The Right Method And Avoid Making Painful Mistakes