Updated: Sep 1, 2021
A farmer should carefully consider the following points when considering going in pig breeding:
Choose good gilts from a superior breed of sows that wean 9-10 piglets per litter and are considered to be good mothers.
Selected gilts should have at least 12-14 teats to be able to comfortably nurse a large litter.
Gilts with strong legs and well-developed body and thigh muscles should be healthy.
As more knowledge and skills are acquired, beginners in pig farming are advised to start with about 1-2 gilts/Sows and progress.