Inbreeding and it’s Effect in Pig Farming

Inbreeding and it's Effect in Pig Farming

Farmers today let’s share about inbreeding, one of the commonest vices in pig farming. Meaning of Inbreeding: This is the mating animals of the same breed that are closely related. Inbreeding is the mating of individuals that are related. In the strict sense, all members of a breed are related. As a result, any seedstock producer is practicing some inbreeding. Therefore, we generally reserve the term inbreeding for the mating of animals that are more closely related than the average of the breed. This usually happens to farmers when starting…

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Types of Pig Feeds and When to Feed Each

Pig Feeds

There are different types of pig feeds that exists in pig farming business and the appropriate time and the right age that each of them can be served to your pigs because the different stages of pigs have different required nutrient specification and therefore they should be fed on different feeds according to the nutrient requirement and the age of the pigs to be fed. Pig feeds accounts for about 60-70% of the cost of pig meat production. It is, therefore, important to get the formulations and rations right at…

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Introducing “Agric4Profit Pig Farm Set-Up”

Business Opportunities in Pig Farming Around the World

We can setup your Piggery Farm for you and professionally monitor your investment to enable you get your desired return on investment in any state across Nigeria. Do you have a Farm Land but don’t know the right investment for your land? Do you lack the adequate knowledge to establish your own Pig Farm? Do you need Professional mentorship on what can strive on your land and how to manage them properly? Do you have an existing Pig Farm that is not performing very well to your satisfaction and require…

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Best Management Practices for Weaners (Young Pigs)

Introducing “Agric4Profit Pig Farm Set-Up"

The 3 weeks period immediately after weaning is very critical for the young pigs because a number of stresses may be encountered. After weaners have overcome the stress of weaning and are feeding properly, deworm them for the first time. Group the pigs according to age and size other than age alone. This provides an opportunity to record their feed consumption up to the time of selection at around 5 months and enhances the determination of feed efficiency. If you don’t group your pigs according to age and size, you…

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Best Management Practices for Mother Pig after Weaning (Dry Sow)

Best Management Practices for Mother Pig after Weaning (Dry Sow)

After weaning, sow has lost condition and has a negative energy balance. It should be fed on feed rich in energy and low in protein. This practice is known as flushing. High levels of sugar and starch cause the secretion of digestive fluids, enzymes and hormones such as insulin. An insulin peak stimulates the production of fertility hormones so the sow quickly gets on heat between 3- 14 days after weaning, releases large number of eggs thus large litter size.  I assume that you all know that nursing mothers don’t…

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