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Factors to consider when constructing a piggery

ROOFING

Pig sties need roofing to protect the pigs from rain and sun’s rays.  Several materials can be used for roofing but it is advisable to use durable material. Ideally thatch should not be used for the farrowing and weaner pens because the cold environment that ensue in thatched buildings adversely affects the piglets and weaners. There is also the risk of fire with thatched buildings.