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

Weaners

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