Pigs

Commercial pig production: A quick income earner

Commercial pig production: A quick income earner

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

Top pig stud gains from strong genetics

A strict selection policy, in which only 50% of female piglets born are selected as F1 gilts, has gained the Leanside pig stud a reputation for superior genetics. It has...
Pigs as pets: Breeding teacup pigs

Pigs as pets: Breeding teacup pigs

Steven Watermeyer is breeding micro pigs to meet the local demand for pet porkies.
How to survive economically in pork production

How to survive economically in pork production

Neil Dry focuses on exceptional genetics in the management of his piggery in North West.
How a piggery improved pig welfare

How a piggery improved pig welfare

Rob and Ian Butt introduced housing pens to improve the welfare of their pigs.

A piggery against all odds

Former factory workers Pleasure Molaudzi and Nomsa Mlangeni are at last following their true interest – running a piggery. Despite hardships, they are determined to succeed. Peter Mashala reports.
helping small-scale pig farmers

How SAPPO is helping small-scale pig farmers

The Baynesfield Training Academy in KZN offers emerging farmers training in pig production.

Pigs reared on pastures and acorns

Allowing pigs to graze like sheep will never keep supermarkets stocked brimful with bacon, as Charlie Crowther admits. But he has nonetheless found a market for his pasture-reared pigs. Denene...
Superior genetics ensures pig breeding profits

Superior genetics ensure pig breeding profits

Arthur Gee says that only superior genetics can counteract declining profits in pork production.
Pigs-how-to-get-started Part-2

Pigs: how to get started – Part 2

In this second instalment on farming pigs, we look at which breeds to consider and how to examine a pig to see whether it’s healthy.

Producing weaners for the feedlot

Zodwa Twala urges new pig farmers to receive proper training before starting their ventures.
Success with pigs

Success with pigs

Former teacher and nurse Zodwa Twala of Kromdraai produces weaners at her piggery for the feedlot market in Pretoria. She urges new farmers to receive proper training before starting their...

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