Feeding Management The right feeding management should start at the very beginning of a piglet’s life. It is important to supply the sow with a good ration if her milk is inadequate to feed the litter. If necessary, piglets may be provided with a milk replacer. Pigs have different ration requirements for each growth stage.
Growing and Finisher Pigs Growing and finisher pigs have a less-demanding management. However, growingfinisher pigs should be provided with utmost protection from pests and diseases. Growerfinisher pigs must be fed according to their requirements. Pigs should be de-wormed seven to fourteen days after weaning. Vaccinations should be administered seven to fourteen days after weaning or
Equipment Feeders and drinking troughs should be amply provided in the hog house. Concrete feeders and troughs are the best choice but those of other materials may also be used. Halved discarded automobile tires are sometimes used for this purpose. Farrowing stalls are installed in bigger hog farming operations to reduce piglet mortality rate. Piglet
Recommended Space Allocation for Animals and Equipment Pre-farrowing gilts can be housed in a pen dimension size of 2.0 cubic meter, with the ceiling height of 3.0 cubic meter. Door height is ideally at 1.0 m, feeder space at 35-45 cubic meter and partition wall at 1.20m. Pre-farrowing sows can be housed in a pen
Raising Swine in the Philippines Several factors should be considered before venturing into swine raising to ensure a profitable yield. Precautionary steps should also be taken prior to raising swine in the selection of breeder sows, equipment and facilities, nutrition and health management, and technology research. Breeder Swine The first important factor in swine raising
3. Hampshire The Hampshire breed originated in Southern England. Hampshires are black with white bands encircling the front of the body, also the front legs and feet. Hampshries are meaty and medium in size. This breed has a smooth appearance, has erect ears and are active and alert animals. Hampshires are characterized by their short,