Piggies do get sick every so often and need shots so ask around for a decent Vet to stop by once a month and recommend both shots and a purple spray antibiotic for cuts the piggies may get rolling around and scraping on the stalls.
Without a vet, expect to lose even more then 40% of your piglet litters due to disease or infection.
Yah, you could just make a pen out in the sun but, expect to lose some piggies to the heat.
And you need a floor with a slant leading down to a drainage hole which is then made to flow into a cemented trough so the run-off water from cleaning can go away from the stalls.
you want to consider these things first; A rural area, of course, out in the province.
But do not just buy some property anywhere in the province just because some family member has some for sale or lives on it and is willing to care for your piggies. If (and when) you have disagreements, all your investment is at the mercy of being in their hands while you are away.
If they live there, you can’t fire them and there you are.. Next thing you know, piglets are ‘disappearing’ as they make money on the side selling your piglets to neighbors while you shoulder all the expenses.
Speaking of the neighbors, visit the property and check out which direction the wind carries.
Before you even buy your first piglet or Momma-piggy..
And expect the weirdest demands from your caretakers at a moment’s notice. And don’t be surprised if they tell you, After 49 years living in Southern California, USA, I decided to move to the Philippines despite never having been here before.
Like expecting bonuses and a free piglet from every litter.. In July, 2012, I took a leap of faith and transplanted myself to the amazing Philippines.
The new caretakers are working out much better than the previous ones, and that’s made all the difference.
If you plan on having a Piggy-Farm in the Philippines as a source of extra income, you gotta have people you can trust to care-take the land for you. We had problems you wouldn’t believe with the first people we had.