Pigs

The many advantages of pigs

Today’s domesticated pig has most of the qualities that the modern farmer looks for in livest...

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Basic requirements for the sleeping area

The enclosed sleeping area for pigs should take up about a third of total pen size....

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Basic infrastructure for small-scale pig farming

The size of your pig housing infrastructure will depend on the number of pigs you have. Ideally...

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How whey can cut the cost of pig feed

Alternative feed options can help to buffer the impact of rising costs, especially when prices ...

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Pig farming: starting from scratch

There are several key factors to consider before deciding to farm pigs, whether intensively or ...

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Successful piggery businesses in South Africa

Number Two Piggeries currently employs 1 000 people, and farms a total of 20 000 breeding sows....

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The success of People First Piggery co-operative

Hard work and tenacity have turned a tiny enterprise into a flourishing commercial operation....

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Rearing pigs on acorns

Acorn-fed pigs is a Spanish and Portuguese tradition. Oak Valley Estate in the Elgin Valley is ...

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From unutilised land to successful piggery

The Doornspruit Community Trust has put land donated to it by the Catholic Church to good use b...

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New deal for pig farmers

Smart producers realise that producing within environmentally and socially sustainable limits i...

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Commercial pig production: A quick income earner

Not having specific skills to diversify should not be a deterrent, according to Thami Zimu....

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Top pig stud gains from strong genetics

A strict selection policy, in which only 50% of female piglets born are selected as F1 gilts, h...

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Allegations of collusion at fresh produce markets

The Competition Commission recently raided the offices of nine market agencies at the Johannes...