DILIMAN, Quezon City – When starting a business on swine production, you need to have the technical know-how and skills to do so and the knowledge on your target market.

These were some of the things that Dr. Amy Gonzales-Eguia underscored during the Free Seminar on Swine Production and Meat Processing. Dr. Eguia is a Training Specialist of the Agricultural Training Institute’s International Training Center on Pig Husbandry (ATI-ITCPH).

In her lecture on swine management, Dr. Eguia talked about the aspects of pig production which include breeding, feeding, health, housing, record-keeping, and economics. She also discussed tips and problems encountered in the selection and management of boars, gilts, and weaners. “Not all types of pig would fit in to whichever ventures you want to pursue. If you want to produce pigs, you have to select the appropriate type of breeder,” Dr. Eguia stressed.

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