Having ample land for possible farming makes you consider which type will best suit your knowledge and situation. Starting a swine operation or a small pig farm maybe the best option for many but are you ready to commit to this? Settling to the idea of raising pigs for food and business, there are certain considerations and regulations that you must adhere to when it comes to this type of animal farming. You must understand that in a piggery, the health of the pigs is of utmost importance. To start with, you will need durable pens that will shelter the pigs. This should follow strict sanitation rules provided by the government. You will also need good water supply for the animals and for cleaning the building. Once you’ve completed the pens you can buy your piglets and the feeds needed. Livestock auctions usually have piglets for sale at affordable prices.
In order to have a smooth operation and communication with your farm personnel, you may also need to purchase functional gadgets that will be useful in running an animal farm such as farming walkie talkies and CCTV cameras especially if you have more than one building and several farm hands. Communication and monitoring tools are very important in modern farming to ensure that your livestock are well taken-cared of and the pens are maintained properly. Although cell phones are available it will be wiser to use two-way radios for effective communication and relaying messages such as instructions or directions as it can stand up to the pressure on being used on a farm, while CCTV cameras can be best used for monitoring the farm’s operation and production day and night.
Media have always made pig farming look like a messy dirty business, but in reality, pigs are actually clean animals and taking care of them is not much of a hassle if proper handling, communication and bio-security is well implemented. Pig farming can be a very profitable business if you know what you’re doing and you put effort in looking after your pigs’ well-being. This can be hard at the start, but just concentrate on giving them the right feeds and ample supply of water in well ventilated pens to keep them happy and healthy pigs.