From a massive hog farming operation to a small hobby farm – or even a simple breeding stock to supply to other businesses, we can help jumpstart your dream to own a hog farm.
Here’s a rundown on how to start a hog farm from scratch
1. Determine if you want to do intensive or free range hog farming
There are two main hog farming methods: intensive and free range. In an intensive set up, pigs are kept in an enclosed area where food and water is directly supplied to them. In a free range farm, pigs are allowed to wander in large enclosed area where they can forage for oats, barley and grass.
2. Design + build the hog barn
Now for the technical part. Not only do you need to make sure all of your systems (gestation pens, farrowing pens, slurries, water access, etc.) are placed in the proper locations according to your vision, but you also need to know the guidelines to accomplish this. This is where it pays to know an expert like SCLE.