Starting a pig farming business is capital intensive.
The capital is required for constructing the pig housings, purchasing the breeding stock, purchasing stock feeds and other costs associated with running a pig farming business.
The pig farming business plan should take into consideration the cost of buying the breeding stock. The pigs must be given the correct type of feed as well as the correct amount of feed.
This will ensure that the pigs reproduce efficiently, grow efficiently, utilize the feed efficiently, produce good quality meat, thus maximizing the profits of your pig farming business.
Thus it is of great importance to buy a good pig breeding stock from reliable piggery farmers. The number of soars which you buy for your pig farming business will depend on the scale of your piggery business.
One sow gives birth to 9-11 piglets from one pregnancy. The pregnancy of a pig lasts for 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days (114 days).
If you have proper housing at your pig farm, you can successfully rear 90% or more of all the live born piglets to market weight in the shortest possible time.
Note that pigs at different stages of growth require different environments (temperatures) and different housings.