Pig Rearing

Healthy pigs need clean shelter

Most pigs are kept in poor hygienic and stressful conditions that lead to slow development, low weight gain and diseases. Pig feeding and general management is a real challenge to most pig farmers in the country. The way pigs are reared in most farms is responsible for poor growth, low weight gain and even low general productivity.

How to make sweet potato vine silage for pigs

Many farmers spend huge sums of money to buy feeds for their pigs. However, the feed costs can be drastically reduced if farmers can learn how to make sweet potato vines silage which has been proved to be nutritious and palatable to pigs. If sweet potato vines are well-prepared and preserved they can be a good supplement for pigs.

Rear healthy productive pigs that will give you good income

Every new born baby requires good care for their comfort. They require nice warm rooms, clean beds to sleep, clean nappies every few hours, milk to feed on whenever they need it. The same applies to piglets. In order to maximize performance of piglets for successful weaning, it is important to note and adhere to the following tips.

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How to make your own pig feed on the farm

A bag of pig feed costs more than KSh 3,000 in the market. Feeds take up to 80 per cent of pig production costs. Farmers can make their own feeds and sell surplus feed to other farmers. What they need is to know the rations of mixing the different ingredients.


 

                                          

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