• john aggrey pig production
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    what are some of the types of structures for raising and rearing pigs
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    • JP Williams 1 Fenced paddocks with shade and water where:
      a Pigs are protected from direct sun, which will cause sunburn, and sometimes sunstroke particularly with whiteskinned pigs.
      b Pigs can be fed supplementary feed secure from neighbouring pig.
      c Some basic measures to control disease and parasites are possible to reduce the often very high mortality rate and to improve the poor reproductive and growth performance and inferior quality of meat experienced in traditional pig production in the tropics. The paddock can be sub-divided into 4 to 6 smaller areas so that pigs can be moved from one enclosure to another at 2 week intervals.
      d Sows can be bred to selected sires.

      2 Simple semi-covered pens constructed of rough timber with a thatch roof and floor of concrete. An earth floor can be used, but is more difficult to keep clean and sanitary. Several pens can be arranged in a row as required. The main disadvantage with this type of accommodation is the relatively high labour requirements for cleaning.


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