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Should I Buy Pregnant Sows To Start My Piggery Unit?

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If you are to stock for quick money, then buy pregnant sows. A three-month pregnant sow costs sh900,000-sh1,200,000.

Such a sow only has three weeks to deliver. However, note that each sow delivers about 10 or more piglets, so you must prepare for them.

This means that if you stock five sows, expect to have 50 piglets in the next three weeks. Unless you have planned for them well, it is advisable not to stock more than two pregnant sows if you are a starter.

A combination of cambourogh and landrace or large white will give fast results.

Feeding lactating sow

The first thing is for you to prepare a place for it to deliver well. This is called a farrowing barn.

Among other aspects, it must be dry, clean and disinfected,

It should be possible to separate the piglets from the sow to avoid the risk of the mother rolling on them. Those who can afford should acquire farrowing cabins for the sows. These stop any kind of injury to the piglets during delivery.

Have feeds in the farrowing barn. The sow will then feel hungry, walk better and start eating as soon as she arrives back in the box.

Ensure fresh water 24/7, through a nipple or a covered water trough to avoid contamination.

Feeding twice a day (lactation feed) and add extra sugar (dextrose 200g/sow) once a day.

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