Record Keeping in Commercial Pig Farming

Record Keeping in Commercial Pig Farming

The keeping of accurate records is absolutely essential for the success of any pig enterprise. The pig farm records must be simple, reliable and relevant to enable you evaluating the farm performance. Importance of Record Keeping It gives a clear picture of the type of operations, so that the exact degree of success can be measured. Act as aids to management and financial control. They are used to assess the strength and weakness of a farm and to plan for future activities. Records tell a pig producer what has been…

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Weaning and Advantages of Early Weaning in Pigs

This is the practice of separating the piglets from their mother. This activity usually exerts stress on the weaned pigs. Weaning is usually done 3- 6 weeks of age depending on the farmer’s level of management as well as his or her objectives. Other changes should be slowly affected at weaning. Don’t not abruptly change the ration but for a few days, continue feeding creep feed mixed with weaner ration and finally eliminate the creep feed completely at about two weeks after week weaning. Deworming should be done two weeks…

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