Pigs need regular supervision. You will need enough time to care for them all year round and a willing and able person to look after them in your absence.
Preventative care is essential – learn how to spot signs of illness, and administer vaccinations and give wormers.
Know when to call the vet.
Think carefully about what your requirements are before buying anything, and choose stock that are suitable for the management system you intend to use.
All pigs (whether they are commercial, domestic, or pets) are covered by a number of regulations which you must observe.
Even though pigs are clean in their habits, they do produce a quantity of rather smelly manure which people living nearby may not appreciate.
If you have any questions about feeding your pigs then contact our friendly team of experts on our Smallholder Nutrition Helpline on 01362 822902.