Pig Production

cover of Pig Production

Paperback - June 2013 - AU $38.00

A basic guide to some of the skills and practices of pig production.

A basic guide to some of the skills and practices of pig production. This guide covers topics such as how to get started in pig production, health and nutrition, breeding and farming, pests and rodent control and marketing your pigs.

Details

Paperback | June 2013 | $ 38.00
ISBN: 9781742564753 | 194 pages
Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries
Colour photographs

Contents

Starting in pigs
Pig breeds and breed standards
Siting the piggery
Indoor or outdoor piggery
Provide fencing for pigs
Provide water for pigs
Pig nutrition - a diet fit for a pig
Rule 1: Provide more than just pasture
Rule 2: Process cereal grains
Rule 3: One diet does not suit all
Rule 4: Formulate diets to suit the need
Rule 5: Cool water is available at all times
Rule 6: Do not feed 'prohibited pig feed' (swill) to pigs
Rule 7: Check for hazardous substances in feed and beware
Manage manure and effluent
Marketing your pigs
Pig health
Parasites
Reproduction failure
Diarrhoea
Respiratory disease
Nervous behaviour
Salt poisoning
Leg and movement problems
Skin diseases
Vertebrate pests
Rodent control for outdoor piggeries
Case study: The accidental pig farmer
Case study: Bred free range
Case study: Indoor farrow to finish piggery