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3 thoughts on “Newly constructed pig sty

  1. i like your inovation, how many pigs do you have in total now. I am a Ugandan wishing to establish my own piggery of about 200 pigs in a years time in Lira District. any advice??

  2. Facts about Pigs
    Pigs belong to the animal group Mammals they are warm-blooded animals that suckle their babies.
    Although primarily raised for their meat, pigs are one of the smartest of the domesticated animals.
    Males are called boars males that are de-sexed are called barrows.
    Females are called sows they can give birth beginning at 8 months to usually 8-12 piglets.
    Young first time mothers are called gilts.
    All newborn baby pigs are called piglets.
    Pigs can live up to 15 years they have an acute sense of smell, excellent hearing and eyesight.
    Pig manure is a valuable fertilizer and compost additive for the veggie patch, vines and fruit trees.
    Pigs are the fourth smartest animal group in the world, following humans, apes, chimps, whales and dolphins.
    Pigs do not have any sweat glands, on hot days they must be allowed to wallow in mud or shallow water to cool down. People think that because of this, pigs are dirty animals but in fact pigs are very clean, intelligent creatures and learn very quickly.
    Pigs are covered with coarse hairs to a greater or lesser extent depending on the breed and whether they are kept indoors or outdoors.
    The skin in all pigs should be shiny and free from loose, dead skin, scabbiness or wrinkles.
    The tail is generally curled (though some healthy pigs hang them straight down intermittently when feeding)
    All pigs have 44 teeth. Adult males often have two sharp tusks, which they use as digging tools and as weapons. Because these tusks can be dangerous, farmers usually clip them off.
    Pigs investigate with their mouths like human babies. Anything strange is often explored and possibly tasted, nibbled or bitten.
    A pig’s nose is called a snout. In farm pigs, the snout may be either long and narrow, or short and broad. The snout should be moist, clean and shinning, it is highly mobile as well as being extremely strong.
    A pig’s foot has four toes, which end in hooves. The middle hooves are often webbed. The other two toes do not touch the ground while the pig is standing.
    Many anatomical and physiological features of the pig are identical to humans. For example, insulin from the pancreas of the pig is used to control diabetes in humans.
    Pigs are monogastric, which means they have a simple single chambered stomach. Examples of monogastric animals include rabbits and humans. A ruminant is any hooved animal that have a stomach with four chambers, which are rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum. Examples of ruminants include cattle, sheep, goats, camels, llamas, deer, buffalo and giraffes are just some.
    Pigs belong to the pig family Suidae. Suidae belong to the Artiodactyl family, a subgroup of the Ungulates. Ungulates are hoofed (mostly) herbivorous mammals.
    Pigs are Omnivorous – that is, they eat both meat and plants in the wild, most farm pigs eat a mixture fruit, veggies & grain. Corn is the grain that makes the best pig food. It is illegal in Australia to feed commercial, farm and pet pigs any type of meat

  3. Thanks for the great job.Try poultry keeping also the rewards are immediate if well managed.

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