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
- Damaged GIT
- Frequent change of feed formulation or source
- Feed and water quality
A good pig farmer must be ready and able to identify and check these issues.