PIG PRODUCTION Prepared by Akinola, O. S. INTRODUCTION. The pig is one of the oldest domesticated animals Majority of the breeds we now know are descended from the Eurasian Wild Boar ( Sus scrofa ).
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The problems of mgt are linked with those of production and these includes:
a. nutrition b. labour c. capital d. Disease control e. breeding and f. marking
Large white Sow
Large white Boar
Land Race Boar
Land Race Sow
The following operations must be firmly adhered to. And the recommended sequence is as follows:
Breeding is a complex science that requires skill and knowledge. It also requires thorough record keeping. To achieve genetic improvement the following methods can be used:
Artificial insemination is becoming popular in Pig breeding. It is not a difficult procedure provided the basic guidelines are followed it can be highly successful.
The principles of oestrus detection, timing and frequency of insemination do not differ from those employed when using natural mating. However it is important in ensuring that
Steps taking at weaning Piglets extra per day. Continue this for one week after service.