Basic Pig Husbandry Practices

Course Name: Basic Pig Husbandry Practices  
The training will consist of theoretical and practical training on how to farm with pigs.
Target Group: Farmers or farm workers that are farming with pigs.
Course Duration: 4 days
Course Fee: R 3,420.00 incl. VAT (training only)
R 5,928.00 incl. VAT (training and accommodation)
Course Presenter: Patrick Verster

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SAQA ID Unit Standard Title Credits Level
2 116153 Apply Basic Pig Husbandry Practices 5 1
Content of Course:
- The procedures to be followed in the preparations of the farrowing house
- The procedures to be followed in the preparations of the sows for the farrowing house
- The appropriate feeding practices to different stages of pig production
- Cleaning and the disinfecting of the pig house
- The observance of bio-security in the piggery
Capabilities: When completing this course you will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • preparing the farrowing house for farrowing
  • creep feeding, flush feeding and correct feeding practices.
  • the provision of potable water to the pigs
  • clean and disinfecting all pig housing facilities
  • bio-security practices carried out
  • handling of pigs, including the movement and restraint of pigs
  • communication skills to report observations
  • all equipment to be used in all practices carried out