Pig Farming

Pig Farming

In India, pig fanning is a subsidiary occupation especially among the socio-economically poor people. Of all the meat producing animals, the pig has an important role because of the short generation interval, efficiency of feed conversion, faster growth rate and higher dressing percentage. Five sows and one boar can produce 80 to 100 young ones in a year that can be sold when they weigh around 65 kg. The dressing percentage in pigs is 65 to 70 which means more meat is produced per animal.