Raising pigs for living is not new to people living in farms. Most people living in farms rely on raising livestock for their living. Pigs are among the best and common livestock among farms.
The very first thing that you should consider when raising a pig is the location where you will put them. When building a pig pen, it is important that you give your pigs enough space to move. It is not a good idea to put your pig in a small space because pigs need a well-ventilated area that is dry most of the time.
Choose also a spot where your pig pen will not get hit by direct sunlight for a long period of time. Building your pig pen on a place where it will get hit by sunlight for a long period of time may cause your pig to get dehydrated and probably die.
Also, clean the area where you will be putting your pigs. Contrary to what people believe and what is depicted in cartoons, pigs are clean animals. Most pigs do not urinate in their place, so cleaning their place would not be difficult.
The breed of pig is also very important in raising a pig. You should identify what your purpose of raising a pig. If you are after its meat, then choose a pig that produces good meat.
Aside from giving them their pellet feed, hay is also a great food for them. Be sure that they never run out of hay. Hay is a good cleaner for their internal tracts. To help yourself save a lot of waste and time, it would be best if you will purchase a large hog feeder.
Water is also very important to every pig’s diet. It is known that 50 to 75 percent of a pig’s body is made up of water. Just like humans, pigs are able to live longer without food than water. Remember to never let them run out of water. Always provide them with clean water. Also, clean the container regularly where you will be putting your water. Cleaning their containers will help them avoid getting sick.
Whatever your reasons are for raising pigs and other animals, the important thing that you should always remember is that you are having fun while raising them. Doing a thing that you are having fun will help you become more productive.