Novice pig farmers should start with highly marketable and popular breeds such as the Landrace or Large White, says Shane Brody.
Today’s domesticated pig has most of the qualities that the modern farmer looks for in livestock, including high profitability, explains Shane Brody.
The enclosed sleeping area for pigs should take up about a third of total pen size.
The size of your pig housing infrastructure will depend on the number of pigs you have. Ideally, it should be strong, simple and adaptable, and it need not be expensive,...
Alternative feed options can help to buffer the impact of rising costs, especially when prices increase due to adverse climatic conditions. Mauro Delle Donne of Zandam Farm explained to Glenneis...
There are several key factors to consider before deciding to farm pigs, whether intensively or free range, says Shane Brody.
This is the first question you have to ask yourself when considering raising pigs, says Shane Brody.
Dr Elsje Pieterse of the Department of Animal Sciences at Stellenbosch University offers some advice on good feeding practices.
Number Two Piggeries currently employs 1 000 people, and farms a total of 20 000 breeding sows.
Hard work and tenacity have turned a tiny enterprise into a flourishing commercial operation.
Acorn-fed pigs is a Spanish and Portuguese tradition. Oak Valley Estate in the Elgin Valley is one of just a few commercial, free-range, acorn-fed pig farms in South Africa.
The Doornspruit Community Trust has put land donated to it by the Catholic Church to good use by opening a piggery. The operation has begun doing well, and today supplies...