Your library for pork production

Need some advice and information on pork production? Look no further. We compiled some articles on pig farming.  GENERAL How do I get started in pig farming? Keeping farm records for your piggery Useful guidelines for pig farming HEALTH Learn more about African swine fever Dealing with flies in your…

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Pork production: Protecting your pigs from sunburn

Question: I believe it is good for pregnant sows to get some exercise, so I have built a large pen where they can be free to move about as much as they like. Now, a neighbour tells me that being outside will harm them as they could suffer from sunburn.…

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Pork production: Protecting your pigs from sunburn
This mother and her piglets enjoy the afternoon sun. Proactive biosecurity, including vaccination, makes it possible to have healthy, disease-free pigs.

Pork production: Do pigs become infertile in summer?

Question: My friend and I are both newcomers to pig farming. My friend heard that pigs often become infertile in summer – is this true? Pigs don’t really become infertile in summer, but if the weather is very hot they may not breed as well as they do in cooler…

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How this engineer got the balance of a mixed farm right

Brian Musonda (57) runs a mixed farming operation on his 10ha small-scale commercial farm outside the Copperbelt town of Ndola. An engineer, who graduated from, a German Polytech, Brian has spent the greater part of his working life in the engineering sector. At some point he realised that farming was a…

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