Feeding a Pig (For Market)

Reap the Benefits of Pig Farming

Feeding a Pig (For Market)
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 5 minutes By Mel Dickinson – The spring and summer are a great time to bring pigs onto your farm or homestead. Within a few months, it is possible to have homegrown pork to fill your freezer. Raising and feeding a pig for market is a rewarding experience. Market pigs can be a great addition to both farms and homesteads. Pig Farming When a pig is farrowed or born, a piglet consumes milk from the sow. In addition to the sow’s milk, piglets are gradually introduced to solid feed. They are then weaned at around 40 pounds. At this time, market piglets are often purchased by farmers and homesteaders. It’s important to know piglet care facts. Piglets are considered to be in the nursery phase until they reach 75 to 100 pounds. According to Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs during this time, the weaned piglets

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