This low productivity may be attributed to any of the following: · A short sow productive life (sow culled early due to poor productivity).
· Generally, poor sow nutrition especially during the gestation and lactation periods.
Pigs may be raised in highly controlled environments (hog lots) indoor, in open spaces or barns as breeding sows or grown and sold for slaughter to butcher shops.
Here are the aspects of pig rising that a grower must carefully consider: Choosing Piglets to Raise Pig feeders can be obtained from stock breeders, and producers, in auctions and classified ads.
Ideal Housing for Pigs Pigs need housing to keep them warm during cold temperatures and to shelter them from excessive heat.
Pigs are sensitive to heat and could die from heat stress.
MORE ON STARTING PIG FARMING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA Pigs can be raised in controlled or free environment, as a small- or large-scale business.
But in whatever size, a prospective farmer would need inputs as to how to raise pigs efficiently and in a more productive manner.
Starting piggery is a very much profitable livestock business.
Among the various livestock species, piggery is the most potent source for meat production and pigs are more efficient feed converters after the broiler.