PIG HUSBANDRY

Understand pig husbandry with this online course. Learn about the different breeds, the animals dietary requirements, breeding, diseases, and managing a piggery large or small.

Course Code: BAG209
Fee Code: S2
Duration (approx) Duration (approx) 100 hours
Qualification Statement of Attainment
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Learn to Raise Pigs

Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
  2. Breeding and selection
  3. Feeding Pigs
  4. Pig diseases
  5. Managing the boar
  6. Managing the sow and litter
  7. Management of Fattening Pigs
  8. Economics and records
  9. Managing a Piggery

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Who will benefit from this course?

Anyone wanting to own pigs as pets or to produce them commercially. Students will learn about many aspects of pig husbandry and be able to manage a piggery, whether it be large or small. 



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