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 Erasmus reports.
Arthur Gee says that only superior genetics can counteract declining profits in pork production.
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.
Zodwa Twala urges new pig farmers to receive proper training before starting their ventures.
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 venture. Peter Mashala spoke to her.
Choosing the right kind of pig for your level of management is very important.