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Causes of slow growth in pigs

Most times farmers are quick to blame the source of a pig or it’s breed for its slow growth.

The source of a pig and it’s breed are very vital to its performance, however there are other sometimes discreet but significant growth retardants.

Here is a list based on my experience in the business:

  • Nutritional diseases

 

  • internal and external parasites

 

  • systemic infections or diseases

 

  • Toxin

 

  • Diarrhoea

 

  • Damaged GIT

 

  • Frequent change of feed formulation or source

 

  • Stress

 

  • Feed and water quality

 

A good pig farmer must be ready and able to identify and check these issues.

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13 thoughts on “Causes of slow growth in pigs

  1. Eddy Aghimien on said:

    Great and true observations.

  2. Okoruwa Francis on said:

    Hello sir,
    Currently, how much will it cost to build standard 20 pig pens. And what and where is best area to raise pigs.
    Thanks in advance for your response.
    F.O

    • Hello Francis, you can budget 2m.
      Pigs are raised and sold successfully all over Southern Nigeria and in the middle belt.
      I will do a post on the Nigerian market very soon so watchout for it.

  3. good evening please what breed of pig is best for reproduction and for meat selling. thank you sir

    • A hybrid(offspring from 2 different breeds) is always better, hence Largewhite x Landrace is good for reproduction.
      In terms of meat selling each breed has a unique carcass characteristic that might be desirable or undesirable to your target market

  4. Olorunfemi Abosede on said:

    Good day sir, how does a new farmer knows the good breeds as mentioned by you when starting this pig farming.

  5. Olivia on said:

    Gud day sir! What can 1 use 4 dem wen dey have such diseases? Tanks

  6. Olivia on said:

    Gud day sir! Wat cn 1 use 4 dem wen dey ve dose diseases? Tnx sir

  7. Abraham Albert Okon on said:

    MY NAMES ARE Abraham Albert Okon,i Really Like The Ways U Digest Issues Bordering On Pigs,quite explicit&simple.Continue Ur Goodworks.

  8. what is d best feed composition for quick growth of pig/piglet

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