Introduction to the Pig
The Basic Economic Life Cycle of the pig
Where is money generated?
Compost from faeces
Meat from finishing pigs
Gilts for sale
Also note pigs are useful to clear land and “plough” the fields.
The stages of the life cycle are simplified
Finishing – depends on weight – 40 kg by 12 weeks of age, 100 kg by 22 weeks of age
Gestation lasts 115 days – 3 months, 3 weeks 3 days
Weaning can successfully occur between 3 weeks to 3 months of age